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

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

Based on the strong recommendation of public health authorities, Carleton University, along with other post-secondary institutions in Ontario, will be requiring mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for all individuals (students, staff, faculty, contractors, and visitors) involved in any in-person Carleton activities both on- and off-campus. Read Carleton’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

All individuals who are coming on to campus and/or participating in an in-person Carleton activity, must attest to their vaccination status and having received their second dose vaccine.

All University employees, including, but not limited to, faculty, contract instructors, staff, teaching/research assistants, postdoctoral researchers, and casual staff are required to submit their attestation of vaccination status (and, if vaccinated, their proof of vaccination) in cuScreen. This requirement applies to all employees, whether or not their employment duties currently require them to be on campus and whether or not they intend to attend University property or in-person University activities now or in the future.

We encourage all students to complete the vaccination attestation form and submit their documents as soon as possible even if they are not planning to participate in in-person activities at this time.

Beginning March 14, 2022, children aged 5 to 11 are required to present proof of full vaccination to come to campus, access Carleton facilities, and/or participate in in-person activities.

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

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

For the purposes of meeting the university’s vaccination requirements, individuals must 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. 

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. 

At this time, you are not required to report your booster dose through cuScreen to be considered fully vaccinated. We are working with the vendor on implementing a module for individuals to be able to submit their third dose booster information and once this is available it will be communicated to the Carleton community.

Rapid Testing

Individuals who have an approved permitted exemption (based on medical grounds or other protected grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code) are required to have a negative rapid test result within 72 hours before coming on to campus and participating in an in-person Carleton activity.

Rapid testing will be provided free of charge by Health and Counselling Services to faculty, staff and students.

Vaccine Clinics

Drop-in vaccination clinics are available at any community clinic, pop-up clinic, or neighbourhood vaccination hub in Ottawa.

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