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COVID-19: Vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccine plays an important role in helping protect our community. U of G strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated and to keep up to date with their vaccination and booster doses.

The University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy was paused on May 1. Proof of vaccination is currently not required to access U of G spaces. The University retains its ability to reinstate public health requirements, if needed and with short notice. Please continue to follow U of G’s COVID-19 safety measures while on site. Questions about U of G’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy can be directed to r2w@uoguelph.ca.

Students and staff at the University of Guelph-Humber must follow U of GH’s vaccination policy.

Thank you for helping keep our community safe!

Vaccination at U of G

U of G strongly encourages faculty, staff and students who haven’t yet done so to submit proof of vaccination through U of G’s Vaccination Proof System. This ensures you are prepared if the University reinstates this requirement for access to U of G spaces.

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The University will use this information for the purposes of monitoring vaccination status in the University community.

Read more on our terms and conditions page.

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Exemptions

As of May 1, individuals who are not vaccinated are not required to have an exemption from the University’s vaccination policy in order to access U of G spaces. The University retains its ability to reinstate public health requirements, if needed and with short notice.

Vaccination Requirements for Students Living in Residence

U of G paused its COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements on May 1. The University retains its ability to reinstate public health requirements, if needed and with short notice. While vaccinations are currently not required for those living in residence, that requirement may be reinstated. If you are planning to live in residence, we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as possible. That way, you will be prepared if the University reinstates COVID-19 vaccination as a requirement to access campus.

International Students

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination plan includes all those currently living in Canada.

All U of G students can register for vaccination with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. On the registration form, international students can leave the OHIP Number field blank or drop-in to any COVID-19 vaccination clinic to receive your first dose.

When you go for your vaccination, bring a piece of government issued identification (e.g., passport) to your appointment to confirm your identity.

Some international students may receive their first dose of the vaccine in their home country and be eligible for their second dose while in Canada.

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If you have questions regarding your vaccinations or you need to book an appointment for vaccination you may contact Student Health Services at 519-824-4120, Ext. 52131.

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General

Students, faculty and staff can book COVID-19 vaccination and booster dose appointments on-campus through Student Health Services. Call 519-824-4120 Ext. 52131 to schedule an appointment.

You can also get vaccinated at your local public health unit, doctor’s office and participating pharmacies. Learn more about vaccination availability on the Government of Ontario website.

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You can find a list of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada on the Government of Canada website.

If you have received a vaccine that is not approved by Health Canada, please refer to the Government of Ontario’s Staying Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines: Recommended Doses document.

Learn more online about the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada.

If you need further assistance, please call the U of G COVID-19 call centre at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53906 or email covid.calls@uoguelph.ca.

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For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations, visit the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website. They also offer Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccination. Have questions about getting vaccinated? Students, faculty and staff may call U of G’s COVID-19 call centre at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53906 or email covid.calls@uoguelph.ca.

Check out videos from the Government of Ontario that answer some common COVID-19 vaccination questions.

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