Vaccine-Verification

Student Vaccine Verification

All WWCC students must provide information about their COVID-19 vaccination status. All students wishing to attend classes for Winter Term 2022 and beyond, or those who wish to use college services on campus after November 19, 2021, should be fully vaccinated or have received an exemption and an accommodation. This page provides additional information related to student vaccine verification.

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

WWCC is partnering with public health officials to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics on our Walla Walla and Clarkston campuses. A clinic will be offered at Walla Walla Campus’s Student Rec Center from 9 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 27. Visit this page to schedule an appointment. If the dates/times below do not work with your schedule, Click here to view additional vaccination clinics throughout the state.

Key Dates

Vaccine Series Dose Requirement First Does no Later Than… Second Dose Completed Series Fully Vaccinated
Johnson & Johnson Single dose 11/05/21 N/A 11/05/21 11/19/21
Moderna 2 doses, 28 days apart 10/08/21 11/05/21 11/05/21 11/19/21
Pfizer 2 doses, 21 days apart 10/15/21 11/05/21 11/05/21 11/19/21
  • November 19: All students must have submitted COVID-19 vaccination information to complete their enrollment for Winter Quarter.

Verify Your Vaccination Status

Students can verify their vaccine status by filling out the COVID-19 attestation form. You can also indicate on this form is you intend to request a medical or religious exemption. You will need your Student ID # and PIN to complete this form. Your Student PIN is the six-digit form of your birthday entered as mmddyy (December 31, 2000 would be entered as 123100).

Exemption Information

If you are seeking an exemption, download the form applicable to your exemption. Philosophical exemptions are not allowed under state rules. When you have completed your exemption form, please upload it and any required documentation to our exemption form upload page. Students are generally contacted about their exemption request within one to two weeks.

 

Medical Exemptions

That documentation must confirm that the student is medically unable to receive an authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The documentation must also include a duration that the accommodation will be required. For the purposes of this student medical accommodation request, a Health Care Provider includes all qualified and licensed MD, ND, DO, ARNP, or PA professionals.

Religious Exemptions

Walla Walla Community College must receive information confirming that the student has sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Students will be asked how long they’ve held these beliefs and whether they have received vaccinations in the past.

Questions? Please talk with your advisor or email [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are WWCC students required to tell the college about their COVID-19 vaccination status?

Governor Inslee issued an order requiring Washington colleges and universities to abide by specific rules specific to vaccination. To adhere to this order, WWCC students are required to indicate their vaccination status. Exemptions can be requested by those students who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination due to a medical condition or disability, or if the requirement to do so conflicts with sincerely held religious beliefs.

Is the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for students?

By order of the Governor’s Office through Proclamation 21-14.1, WWCC must require all students who come to campus for in-person classes or services to be fully vaccinated or have a medical or religious exemption from the college. Students must attest to their vaccination status. Unvaccinated students may continue their WWCC education online.

What do I do if I am vaccinated? How do I verify my vaccination status?

If you are fully vaccinated, please complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation form.

What does “fully vaccinated” mean?

As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an individual is not considered to be “fully vaccinated” until two weeks after receiving the second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks following the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson / Janssen vaccine.

What do I do if I am not vaccinated?

Those students who are not already vaccinated are asked to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. No students will be disenrolled for Fall Term, but registration for Winter Term and beyond requires that students complete the Attestation form. Please complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation form when you are fully vaccinated to lift the registration hold for scheduling classes.

Are there exemptions for people with medical conditions and religious beliefs?

Exemptions to the order of the Governor’s Office can be requested by those students and employees who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination due to a medical condition or disability, or if the requirement to do so conflicts with sincerely held religious beliefs, practice, or observance. To request an exemption, please complete the applicable form: medical-related exemption form, and religion-related exemption form. When you have completed the form, please upload it to the exemption form upload page.

Can students receive an exemption for philosophical reasons?

No. Under current state rules, students may only request exemption from vaccination for medical or religious reasons.

All of my classes are online. Why does WWCC need my vaccination status?

Students who study online and will not come to campus at any time (e.g., tutoring, financial aid, advising, rec center, campus store) may forgo the attestation process, with the understanding that a registration hold will be placed on their student account for Winter Term until they meet virtually with an advisor to confirm their intent to study exclusively online. This process will repeat each term until the student completes the attestation form or the Governor’s vaccination mandate is lifted.

What happens with my vaccination information?

When you submit your vaccination status, it is entered into the database that all Washington community and technical colleges use for student recordkeeping. That information is stored with your WWCC student record and is not visible by other Washington colleges and universities, nor is it shared with other governmental agencies. While we are required to report vaccination status and number of exemptions to the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), those reports are done with aggregate data (percentages of WWCC students) that protect the privacy of individual students.

Are face coverings required?

The Washington State Department of Health requires that all people five years of age and older wear a face covering in public indoor settings and at large, outdoor events with 500 or more attendees, including sporting events, fairs, parades, and concerts, regardless of vaccination status.

WWCC is following the mandate, which requires everyone inside a WWCC building, facility or vehicle to wear a face covering. Face coverings are not required outdoors or when an individual is working alone. Individuals are considered to be working alone when they are isolated from interaction with other people and have little or no expectation of in-person interruption.

Is physical distancing required?

In accordance with order of the Governor’s Office, physical distancing is no longer required but is encouraged where possible. In-person meetings may resume; however, all attendees are required to wear a face covering until the current mandate is lifted.

Are the Computer Lab, Student Recreation Center, and similar facilities/spaces open?

These services and others are open and fully operational during normal business hours. WWCC’s Campus Store is also accessible online.

Will WWCC continue to offer online instruction?

Yes. In fact, we are offering more robust options than ever to meet the needs of students, in addition to on-campus, in-person options.