6.24.21: Reminder: Upload Your COVID Vaccination Information to the HWC Portal

A message sent to students. 

Dear Students,

Many thanks to the nearly 3,000 students who have already uploaded their COVID vaccination documentation to the Health and Wellness Center portal. If you have already provided documentation of vaccination, you can disregard this message. We are pleased to see so many of you protecting yourselves and others from the virus through vaccination.

As you are aware, a COVID vaccine will be required this fall for all Lehigh undergraduate and graduate students participating in on-campus programs and activities. Achieving a high level of vaccination is the best way of ensuring that this fall can be as “normal” as possible, with a rich set of in-person activities. This requirement to be vaccinated is already in place for all undergraduate students, including non-Lehigh students, who requested to live in Lehigh housing beyond June 1. All students accessing campus will be subject to this requirement and must complete their final dose of an approved COVID vaccine at least 14 days prior to their planned return to campus. This requirement does not apply to students participating in programs that are fully online or which never meet on campus. 

As with our other required immunizations, students may request an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Students may request an exemption here

If you have not yet done so, please upload a copy of your COVID vaccination card on the HWC health portal as soon as possible. This must be done no later than Wednesday, August 4. Students arriving internationally should follow the instructions and use the resources provided by the Office of International Students and Scholars.For frequently asked questions regarding vaccination, including information about policies related to individuals’ vaccination status, please refer to the Vaccination Resources page on the Lehigh COVID Information Center.

If you have any individual questions about your vaccination status or personal health situation, please send the Health and Wellness Center a secure message through the Health Center portal. This is preferable to email and will help facilitate a prompt response. For other questions about accommodations, you can also contact the Disability Support Services office.

Thank you for your efforts to ensure a safe and healthy Fall 2021 semester at Lehigh.

-COVID-19 Response Team