Humber to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Students Living in Residence for Fall 2021

On July 19, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities issued updated guidance for fall 2021 planning, including encouraging post-secondary institutions to return to normal as much as possible for life on campus. Humber Residence wishes to implement this recommendation as much as possible to provide our residents with a more typical residence life experience this year, and as a result, has decided to follow the lead of many other residences in the province and require COVID-19 vaccinations for students living in residence for fall 2021.

All incoming residents who are able to be vaccinated must have at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Government of Canada prior to moving into residence and commit to obtaining a second dose no later than Friday, October 8, 2021, for vaccines that require a second dose. At this time, the COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Government of Canada are: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Students who are unable to receive a vaccination will have the opportunity to request a medical or human rights exemption on the grounds of disability and/or creed, which must be approved prior to moving in.

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