May 3, 2021

UW President Ana Mari Cauce announced on May 3, 2021, that the University of Washington will require all students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Highlighted points are as follows: 

  • Before the start of the autumn quarter, students will need to verify they have been vaccinated unless they are claiming a medical, religious, or philosophical exemption. This is similar to our existing tri-campus immunization requirement. If students are unable to verify they are vaccinated because they can’t get vaccinated where they currently live, the University will provide access to vaccinations upon arrival on campus. Early this summer, the UW will share how students can verify their COVID-19 vaccination or claim an exemption.
  • Wherever they are living, students should get vaccinated as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the United States, by the World Health Organization or by other nations will meet this requirement.
  • This requirement applies to students. Decisions about vaccine requirements for faculty, academic personnel, and staff will be made after further consultation with faculty, academic personnel and staff leadership, and the state.

There will be a Town Hall on May 12, 9:00 a.m. for further information. 

To schedule an appointment to get a Covid Vaccination please consider these Seattle and Local Area resources.