8.4.21: TODAY is the Last Day to Upload Your COVID Vaccination Information

A message sent to students and Lehigh families. 

Dear Students, 

Please disregard this message if you have already provided documentation of COVID vaccination or requested a religious/medical exemption from the requirement. 

Today is the deadline for uploading a copy of your COVID vaccination card on the HWC portal or submitting a request for a medical or religious exemptionIf you have not yet scheduled your vaccine, please do so immediately to avoid having a hold placed on your account.

Please note that it is important that you submit your current statuseven if you have just scheduled your vaccine, have only been partially vaccinated or are in the process of completing the full vaccination schedule. In this case, the Health and Wellness Center will advise on next steps for ensuring you are in compliance with the full vaccination requirement. International students should follow the individual instructions they received. 

Verification of Vaccination

If you have not yet been vaccinated, or if you have been vaccinated and have not yet uploaded a copy of your vaccination card, please do so as soon as possible. Verification of vaccination is required for all Lehigh undergraduate and graduate students participating in on-campus programs and activities. All students must complete their final dose of an approved COVID vaccine at least 14 days prior to their planned return to campus. Please be aware that failure to submit verification of vaccination or a medical/religious exemption request by TODAY will result in a “Hold” being placed on students’ accounts. For students living on campus, failure to complete all required immunizations and documentation could delay your arrival and check-in. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or if you have been vaccinated and have not yet uploaded a copy of your vaccination card, please do so as soon as possible by following these instructions.

Exemptions

If you seek to request an exemption for medical or religious reasons, you can do so hereMedical exemption requests are being reviewed by the Health and Wellness Center (HWC). Students requesting a medical exemption are required to provide a written letter from their treating health provider documenting the medical indication for exemption and a recommendation that they not be vaccinated. Students will be notified by the HWC if additional supporting documentation is required or if the request is approved or denied. Religious exemption requests will be reviewed by the Religious Exemption Request Review Committee, a separate review committee comprising staff from Student Affairs, the Chaplain’s Office, and the Equal Opportunity Compliance Office. Students who have requested or plan to request a religious exemption will receive a secure message from the Health and Wellness Center with instructions about next steps. Be on the lookout for this information and please promptly submit the requested information as instructed to the Religious Exemption Request Review Committee so that your request can be reviewed and approved or denied.  

Help ensure a safe return to the Lehigh we love. Upload your vaccination information now. 

-COVID-19 Response Team