Are W&J College students and employees required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 the 2021/2022 Academic Year?
Yes. The COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been added to our immunization requirements outlined on page 35 in the W&J Student Handbook. The inclusion of the COVID-19 vaccination was recommended by both the COVID-19 Response team as well as the W&J Clinical Advisory Council. The current W&J health policy states that “All incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to provide a medical history, a physical examination, and proof of required immunizations. A physical exam is performed for students planning to participate in intercollegiate athletics during the team physicals as scheduled by the Athletic Department. The team physical examination does not replace the required college entrance physical.”
All current employees are required to be vaccinated, and all new hires are required to show proof of vaccination upon hire. Vaccination against Covid-19 is a condition of employment at W&J.