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Vaccinations

Vaccination/Booster Requirement

Clark students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated to access campus.

  1. You must be fully vaccinated and have uploaded proof of your vaccination status to this secure portal.
  2. Clark is requiring that all vaccinated students, staff, and faculty receive a booster if they plan to be on campus for the spring semester. The requirement will  apply one month after you are eligible to receive the booster. The CDC offers guidance on eligibility for receiving the booster. You must upload proof of your booster shot to the secure portal.
  3. Clark allows exemptions from the vaccination policy for religious or medical reasons only. If you had an exemption in the fall semester, you must reapply for an exemption for the spring by Jan. 7, 2022. If you are applying for an exemption for the first time, you must also apply by Jan. 7. You must apply for exemptions through the secure portal.

We reiterate: You are allowed to access Clark’s campus after ONLY if you have uploaded this essential information. Below, check out our FAQs about Clark’s vaccination practices and policies.

FAQs

Clark has determined that a vaccination/booster requirement is one of our best tools to provide a complete residential campus experience in the spring, including in-person classes, social activities, and athletic competitions. It is clear that the vaccines available to us, coupled with our campus safety protocols, are extremely effective at preventing and/or reducing the effects of 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. Anyone who plans to study or work on campus is expected to be vaccinated or to have received an exemption, and they must have uploaded their status to the secure portal.

Yes, an individual’s vaccination record is private and secure information that is not available to the public. Clark does not share health information, which would be considered a HIPAA violation.

Staff do not have access to vaccination status because it is personal health information. For this reason it is not used in the housing assignment process. All residential students are encouraged to have open and honest dialogues with their roommates to establish appropriate health and safety standards for their space to protect one another.

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

Members of the Clark community may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement by January 7 for medical or religious reasons by submitting a waiver request here. Supporting documentation for medical exemptions is required. 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.

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.

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