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Vaccinations

Vaccination Requirement

Clark University is requiring that all faculty, staff, and students who plan to work, live, or study on campus be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by July 15. You are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after you’ve received your second shot of a two-shot vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna OR two weeks after you receive a single-dose vaccine, like the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Clark is requiring proof of your vaccination status, which you must upload through a secure portal, which also will allow you to request an exemption for health or religious reasons, or other well-documented reasons.

FAQs

Clark has determined that a vaccination requirement gives us the best opportunity to provide a complete residential campus experience in the fall, including in-person classes, formal and casual social activities, and athletic competitions. It is clear that the vaccines available to us are extremely effective at preventing COVID-19 and allow us to safely offer a robust and immersive learning environment.

Clark is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated in advance of arriving on campus for the fall 2021 semester. Anyone who plans to study or work on campus is expected to be vaccinated by July 15.

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected.

Full vaccination prior to arrival on campus is required, and we strongly urge you to do this. For those students who were unable to access a vaccine in their home locations, Clark will hold a vaccination clinic upon arrival. However, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals may require testing and be subject to other measures to protect health and safety, such as mask-wearing.

Please upload your information to this secure portal. The portal allows you to update our status after your initial submission, if needed.

Members of the Clark community may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons by submitting a waiver request here. Supporting documentation for medical exemptions is required. Exemptions can also be sought for other well-documented reasons. Waiver requests will be reviewed and approved by a Clark panel representing Human Resources, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Health Services, in consultation with the Clark Reopening Committee. Anyone granted a waiver may need to meet testing and other public health requirements that vaccinated community members do not.

No. While there may be some remote options, Clark is planning to return to full campus activity and most classes will be offered only in-person.

Students who wish to enroll in Fall 2021 must either be vaccinated, or be granted a medical or religious waiver from vaccination. A well-documented waiver for other reasons can also be requested. Those refusing to be vaccinated and who have not received approval for an exemption will not be allowed to remain on campus.

Clark will accept international vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Please submit proof of vaccination you have received abroad to this portal.

Individuals who unable to obtain vaccination prior to arrival for the fall semester will be provided vaccinations at Clark in August upon arrival.

Despite the return to in-person operations this fall, we expect that some flexibility and customization of work routines will continue to be a part of the Clark fabric. Those determinations and accommodations will be made in collaboration with, and approval of, your department supervisor.

Please contact us at covid-19-info@clarku.edu.