1. How to Attest to Being Vaccinated
  2. Vaccination Documents
  3. Definition of Being Fully Vaccinated
  4. Third-Dose Booster
  5. Additional Booster Doses
  6. Vaccine Clinics
  7. Exemption Requests
  8. Frequently Asked Questions

Getting vaccinated and staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and our communities from severe outcomes from COVID-19 and its variants. As such, we strongly recommend that all members of the Carleton community get a full course of vaccination and stay up to date with their vaccinations, including receiving any additional doses as soon as they are eligible to do so.

Although proof of vaccination is not required to access campus or participate in in-person Carleton activities, it may become necessary to bring back proof of vaccination requirements on short notice if the situation and public health advice changes. All Carleton students, faculty and staff continue to be required to attest to their vaccination status and, if vaccinated, upload proof of vaccination and subsequent booster doses in cuScreen as soon as possible.

How to Attest to Being Vaccinated

  • Log into cuScreen
  • Click on “Report your latest vaccination status”
  • Carefully read each question and answer appropriately
  • Upload proof of vaccination (enhanced vaccine certificate or equivalent documents), preferably in PDF format.
  • Note: your vaccination document must include your name, name of vaccine(s) and the date(s) you received your dose(s)

Please do not include any special characters such as a “#” in the name of the file when uploading your proof of vaccination to cuScreen. 

If you have only received one dose of a two-dose vaccine series, you can complete your vaccination attestation form with one dose now and resubmit your vaccination attestation form 14 days after you received your second dose.

Vaccination Documents

Individuals can submit proof of vaccination through the enhanced vaccine certificate or equivalent documents. Documents must contain the name of the individual, information on which vaccine was received and the dates of each dose. Vaccination documents in languages other than in English or French must receive a certified translation into English.

Enhanced vaccine certificates are available from most government websites.

International students must upload a copy of both the original language proof of vaccination documentation and an officially translated copy. If there is an option to obtain an English-language or French-language version from your government, or if an English-language or French-language version translation is already included on your proof of vaccination, then this will be sufficient.

Please do not include any special characters such as a “#” in the name of the file when uploading your proof of vaccination to cuScreen. Vaccination documents must include your name, name of vaccine(s) and the date(s) you received your dose(s).

Any false information or misrepresentation on the mandatory attestation form is a violation of university policy that will be taken very seriously.

Definition of Being Fully Vaccinated

An individual is fully vaccinated if they have received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines approved by Health Canada and they received their last dose at least 14 days before the date of their attestation.

For individuals who have received a complete one or two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine that is not authorized for use by Health Canada, the individual will be fully vaccinated if:

  1. they receive one additional dose of an mRNA vaccine; or
  2. three doses of non-Health Canada approved vaccine

Individuals are only considered fully vaccinated if they received their last dose at least 14 days before the date of their attestation.

Third-Dose Booster

We strongly recommend that all members of the Carleton community get their third dose booster of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. 

Individuals now have the option to report their booster vaccination status in cuScreen. In order to report a booster vaccination status, individuals must first report their first and second dose information which must be verified by the Carleton verification team.

Individuals must upload a copy of their enhanced vaccine certificate or related document in PDF format. Please do not include any special characters such as a “#” in the name of the file when uploading your proof of vaccination to cuScreen.

Additional Booster Doses

We strongly recommend that all members of the Carleton community get subsequent booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. At this time, cuScreen can only accommodate the third-dose booster. We are working with the vendor to implement the ability to allow individuals to add a fourth-dose booster.

Vaccine Clinics

When possible, Health Services will collaborate with Ottawa Public Health to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics on campus. Information will be provided on the Health Services website as it becomes available. Vaccination appointments are also readily available at community clinics and local pharmacies.

Exemption Requests

Any individual who cannot be vaccinated on medical grounds or other protected grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code can request an exemption. Unvaccinated individuals without an approved permitted exemption will not be able to attend campus or any University activity in person.

Frequently Asked Questions