Student Vaccinations

All students who participate in or attend courses, services, operations, or other activities in-person at Clark College locations must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption on file.

To enroll in summer term in-person classes, students need to attest to being fully vaccinated and have provided the college with their vaccine documentation by June 20, 2022. Students who choose to apply for an exemption must submit their exemption request by June 13, 2022. (For summer and fall terms, please see the section in this page on vaccination and exemption timelines.) Students who do not become fully vaccinated or receive an approved medical or religious exemption by these dates will be unenrolled from in-person courses and not allowed to come to campus.  

Vaccination and exemption timelines

In order to be be able to start in-person classes or activities on the first day of term, students must complete their vaccinations and submit their proof of vaccination (or submit their exemption request and supporting documentation) by the following dates:

Timelines for summer term

Vaccination timelines for summer term

Vaccine Deadline for first dose Deadline for second dose
Moderna May 9, 2022 June 6, 2022
Pfizer May 16, 2022 June 6, 2022
Johnson & Johnson June 6, 2022 N/A -- Johnson & Johnson is a single-dose vaccine

Exemption requests due: June 13, 2022

All documentation/attestation due: June 20, 2022

Timelines for fall term

Vaccination timelines for fall term

Vaccine Deadline for first dose Deadline for second dose
Moderna July 25, 2022 August 22, 2022
Pfizer August 1, 2022 August 22, 2022
Johnson & Johnson August 22, 2022 N/A -- Johnson & Johnson is a single-dose vaccine

Exemption requests due: August 29, 2022

All documentation/attestation due: September 5, 2022

Vaccines are widely available free of charge. Visit vaccines.gov to find a location near you.

Attestation

As part of becoming a fully vaccinated campus, the college is required to gather information on the vaccination status of every student who participates in in-person classes, events, or services. When you provide that information to the college, it is called your attestation

Students who are enrolled in fully online classes/programs are not required to attest or provide vaccination documentation. However, attestation is required if you plan to come to campus for in-person services or events.

As of November 5, the college is requiring vaccine documentation as part of the attestation process. You will need to provide that proof in separate step after you have attested. If you completed your attestation before November 5, you still need to provide vaccine documentation.

Before you begin the attestation process

Here are three things you will need to do before beginning this process:

  1. Activate your student email, if you have not already done so.
    → Instructions on how to set up a Clark College student email account
  2. Activate your student lab account and log in, if you have not already done so.
    → Instructions on how to set up a Clark College student lab account
  3. Find your vaccine card or other proof of vaccination and have it ready to upload. (If you plan to apply for a medical or religious exemption, you do not need to complete this step. However, you may need to gather documentation from your health care provider for a medical exemption request. See the Exemptions section of this page for more information.)

How to attest to your vaccination status

Students can complete the attestation process fully online. You will need to know your vaccination dates to complete this process, so it is helpful to have your vaccination card on hand when you begin.

  1. Log into ctcLink and navigate to the Student Homepage. On the ctcLink Student Homepage, click on the "Immunization Attestation" tile.  
  2. On the COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation page, enter the Immunization info (by selecting from the drop-down menu) and enter the date(s) of your vaccination.  
  3. If your vaccination was two doses, click on the (+) to add another row for the second dose.  
  4. If you are requesting an exemption, whether medical or religious, select your preferred exemption from the drop-down menu under "Immunizations." You will then need to complete the exemption application process. Read about the exemption process. 
  5. Click on "I agree" on the Self Attestation and Disciplinary Action notices. Then click on "Submit."  

If you are a student with a disability who uses assistive technology and needs help inputting the COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation page, please contact Disability Support Services at: dss@clark.edu or 360-992-2314.  

How to upload your vaccine documentation

You can upload your vaccine documentation via the link below. You will need either a PDF of your health care provider's record of your vaccination or a photo of both sides of your COVID-19 vaccine card(s). Only one document or image may be uploaded. If you have two vaccine cards, make sure they are both in the same picture, or combine the two pictures into a document and upload the document.

Upload Now - (Student email and Clark Labs Account password required)

 

How to find your vaccine documentation if you've lost it

Your state health department keeps records of residents' vaccinations. 

 

Exemptions

State guidelines allow students to request that the vaccination requirement be waived for medical or religious reasons. This is called an exemption

Below you can find information on how to apply for an exemption. Please be aware that certain programs (such as athletics, certain healthcare programs that require patient contact, early childhood education, addiction counseling, and some internships and externships) have additional requirements that may not allow your exemption. Please check with your program advisor for guidance.

How to request a vaccination exemption

The first step to request an exemption is to complete the ctcLink attestation and select “Medical” or “Religious” from the vaccination drop-down menu. After completing the ctcLink attestation, you will have access to upload your exemption request form. Do not email the form or drop it off in person.

Exemption request forms are available online as downloadable and fillable PDFs:

Choose whichever document best matches your requested exemption and fill out any relevant information. Please note, the medical exemption requires information to be submitted by a medical professional. See the form for more information.

Once you have completed the exemption request form, upload the document via the link below.

Upload Now - (Student email and Clark Labs Account password required)

If you are a student with a disability who uses assistive technology and needs help inputting the COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation page, please contact Disability Support Services at: dss@clark.edu or 360-992-2314.

Exemption forms must be completed and submitted online by June 13, 2022 in order for students to participate in on-campus classes, events, or programs in spring term. Please be aware that it may take 1 to 2 weeks to process your exemption request.

How to apply for a medical exemption

In order to grant a reasonable accommodation to a student to remain unvaccinated, Clark College must receive documentation from a health care provider. The documentation and Medical Exemption Form must confirm the student is medically unable to receive an authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The documentation must also include a duration the exemption will be needed. For the purposes of this student medical exemption request, a Health Care Provider includes all qualified and licensed MD, ND, DO, ARNP, or PA professionals. 

Exemption forms must be completed and submitted online by June 13, 2022 in order for students to participate in on-campus classes, events, or programs in spring term. Please be aware that it may take 1 to 2 weeks to process your exemption request.

How to apply for a religious exemption

In order to grant a reasonable accommodation to a student to remain unvaccinated, Clark College must receive information or documentation (Religious Exemption Form) that confirms the student has a sincerely held religious belief which prevents them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The religious exemption must be based on a sincerely held religious belief system that is comprehensive in nature, including both theistic beliefs and non-theistic moral or ethical beliefs as to what is right and wrong which are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious views. Social, political, or economic philosophies, as well as mere personal preferences, are not religious beliefs; however, overlap between a religious and political view does not place it outside the scope of the exemption.  

Exemption forms must be completed and submitted online by June 13, 2022 in order for students to participate in on-campus classes, events, or programs in spring term. Please be aware that it may take 1 to 2 weeks to process your exemption request.

 

Booster doses

While the college does not currently require booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage those who are eligible for boosters to get one and to attest to their boosted status in ctcLink. Students can attest to their booster status through the following steps:

  1. Log into ctcLink
  2. Select the "Immunizations" tile
  3. Select "Other COVID-19 Vaccine" in the drop-down menu
  4. Provide the date of your booster dose of vaccine
  5. Confirm that your original vaccination information is still present and accurate
  6. Select "yes" for the "I Agree" button
  7. Hit the green "Submit" button

At this time, you do not have to provide documentation for your booster dose.

 

This page was last updated May 4, 2022.