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

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.

Between September 8, 2021 and October 15, 2021 (inclusive) all individuals who are coming on to campus and/or participating in an in-person Carleton activity, must attest to their vaccination status and provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine. Individuals with a single dose of a two-dose vaccine or who have an approved permitted exemption must provide proof of negative COVID-19 rapid tests in accordance with the University’s testing procedures and policies.

Effective October 15, 2021, all individuals who are coming on to campus and/or participating in an in-person Carleton activity, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to the University. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to an approved permitted exemption will be subject to additional public health measures, including mandatory rapid testing and disclosure of test results pursuant to the University’s testing procedures and policies.

To assist with planning purposes, we encourage all members of the Carleton University community to complete the vaccination attestation form and submit their documents as soon as possible even if you are not planning to participate in in-person activities at this time.

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 (vaccine dose administration receipts or equivalent documents), preferably in PDF format

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 update your form 14 days after you received your second dose

Vaccination Documents

For the purposes of meeting the university’s vaccination requirements, a written vaccination record of an Individual’s COVID 19 immunization date(s) issued by the government of the province, territory or country in which they were immunized. Vaccination documents in languages other than in English or French must receive a certified translation into English.

Vaccination dose administration receipts are available from most government websites. Individuals who received their vaccine in Ontario can download their proof of vaccination through Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination website. Individuals who received their vaccine in Quebec can download their proof of vaccine through the Government of Quebec’s website. A French-language version of your proof of vaccination is acceptable.

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.

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.

Rapid Testing

Individuals are required to have a negative rapid test result within 72 hours before to coming on to campus and participating in an in-person Carleton activity in the event they:

  • have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series approved by Health Canada;
  • have received a complete one or two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine that is not authorized for use by Health Canada; or
  • who have an approved permitted exemption (based on medical grounds or other protected grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code).

For individuals coming to campus frequently, this is required twice per week.

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

Vaccine Clinics

To assist individuals in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Health and Counselling Services is now offering vaccination clinics on campus with Pfizer vaccines until October 14, 2021. Moderna vaccines are available upon request.

Drop-in vaccinations are also 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