Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself, to avoid serious illness from COVID-19, and to prevent disruption of your on-campus activities. We strongly encourage everyone to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses.
The University of Guelph encourages all students, faculty and staff to indicate their vaccination status through U of G’s Vaccination Status System. Understanding our community’s vaccination status will help inform our health and safety decisions.
Thank you for helping keep our community safe!
Vaccination at U of G
The University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy was paused May 1, 2022. Proof of vaccination is currently not required to access U of G spaces. The University retains its ability to reinstate public health requirements, if needed and with short notice. Please continue to follow U of G’s COVID-19 safety measures while on site. Questions about U of G’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and staff at the University of Guelph-Humber must follow U of GH’s vaccination policy.Link to this tab
Understanding our community’s COVID-19 vaccination status helps inform the University of Guelph’s COVID-19 response and can support U of G in maintaining University operations. Uploading your vaccination status is an easy way to support the University’s COVID-19 response and the health of our community.Link to this tab
Access U of G’s Vaccination Status System to provide details on your current vaccination status. You will have the opportunity to upload proof of vaccination (e.g., Ontario vaccination receipts, documentation for vaccinations received outside of Ontario) and the date of your most recent dose.Link to this tab
The University launched a new Vaccination Status System on August 31, 2022. Receipts uploaded before Aug. 31 were not transferred to the new system. Please provide your vaccination status through the new system.Link to this tab
As of May 1, individuals who are not vaccinated are not required to have an exemption from the University’s vaccination policy in order to access U of G spaces. The University retains its ability to reinstate public health requirements, if needed and with short notice.
Vaccination Requirements for Students Living in Residence
U of G paused its COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements on May 1. The University retains its ability to reinstate public health requirements, if needed and with short notice. While vaccinations are currently not required for those living in residence, that requirement may be reinstated. If you are planning to live in residence, we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as possible and indicate your vaccination status through U of G’s Vaccination Status System. That way, you will be prepared if the University reinstates COVID-19 vaccination as a requirement to access campus.
Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination plan includes all those currently living in Canada. COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses are available by appointment through Student Health Services. You can also get vaccinated at your local public health unit and participating pharmacies. Learn more about vaccination availability on the Government of Ontario website.
When you go for your vaccination, bring a piece of government issued identification (e.g., passport) to your appointment to confirm your identity.
Some international students may receive their first dose of the vaccine in their home country and be eligible for their second dose and/or booster dose(s) while in Canada.Link to this tab
Students, faculty and staff can book COVID-19 vaccination and booster dose appointments on-campus through Student Health Services. Call 519-824-4120 Ext. 52131 to schedule an appointment.
You can also get vaccinated at your local public health unit, doctor’s office and participating pharmacies. Learn more about vaccination availability on the Government of Ontario website.Link to this tab
You can find a list of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada on the Government of Canada website.
If you have received a vaccine that is not approved by Health Canada, please refer to the Government of Ontario’s Staying Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines: Recommended Doses document.
Learn more online about the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada.Link to this tab
For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations, visit the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website. They also offer Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccination. Have questions about getting vaccinated? Students, faculty and staff may call U of G’s COVID-19 call centre at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53906 or email email@example.com.
Check out videos from the Government of Ontario that answer some common COVID-19 vaccination questions.Link to this tab