1. Vaccine Information
  2. Required Vaccinations
  3. Health Canada Approved Vaccines
    1. Vaccination Guidelines for Individuals Vaccinated Outside of Ontario/Canada
  4. Requesting an Exemption
  5. Vaccine Clinics
  6. Frequently Asked Questions

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

Vaccine Information

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent the spread and reduce the impact of COVID-19. It helps to build up your immunity to the virus, so your body will fight it off more easily if it affects you. This can reduce your risk of developing coronavirus and make your symptoms milder if you do get it.

Required Vaccinations

Proof of vaccination is no longer required to access campus or participate in in-person Carleton activities. However, it may become necessary to bring back proof of vaccination requirements on short notice if the situation and public health advice changes.

Everyone must attest to their vaccination status and if vaccinated, upload proof of vaccination and subsequent booster doses in cuScreen.

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

All individuals participating in in-person activities at Carleton will be required to upload their enhanced vaccine certificate or equivalent document(s) that provide proof of vaccination through cuScreen.

Health Canada Approved Vaccines

After independent and thorough scientific reviews for safety, efficacy and quality, Health Canada has approved four vaccines for use in Canada:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech – approved on December 9, 2020
  • Moderna – approved on December 23, 2020
  • AstraZeneca – approved on February 26, 2021 (first doses are paused by the Government of Ontario out of an abundance of caution)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – approved on March 5, 2021

Understanding how COVID-19 vaccines are approved, how they work and possible side effects is important. Learn more by visiting Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine safety website.

Vaccination Guidelines for Individuals Vaccinated Outside of Ontario/Canada

The Ontario Ministry of Health has vaccination guidelines for individuals vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada (PDF, 332 KB).

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 vaccine

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

Requesting an Exemption

Any individual who cannot be vaccinated on medical grounds or other protected grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code can request an exemption using one of the following forms:

All individuals who are unvaccinated due to permitted exemptions or who are awaiting their second dose are required to adhere to additional health and safety measures, including frequent rapid testing.

Before submitting your exemption form, please review the ask the experts video series provided by the Government of Canada.

In addition, Carleton community members with approved permitted exemptions must have a negative rapid test within 72 hours before participating in an in-person activity at Carleton. Individuals will not be able to submit a COVID-19 screening self-assessment until they have a negative rapid test in cuScreen.

There is no exemption request process for rapid testing.

Vaccine Clinics

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

Frequently Asked Questions