Vaccination requirement

Last updated: August 25, 2023

Effective May 1, 2022, our proof of vaccination requirement has been suspended.

Messaging to the public from health authorities throughout the pandemic has been consistent: vaccination offers the best protection against the worst effects of COVID-19 and its variants and is the most important way to protect public health.  
Waterloo will continue to monitor and respond to new information, including government and public health directives, advice, and guidance, and information received from public health experts. Waterloo will also continue to consult with other universities and stakeholders in the University of Waterloo community. Any decision to reinstate the proof of vaccination requirement will be guided by relevant information, consultation, and Waterloo’s obligations noted above. In order to minimize operational disruptions, decisions will generally be made on a term-by-term basis, and the University will endeavour to make decisions as far in advance of the start of term as is reasonably possible.    
The University is committed to the prevention of illness and injury and strives to provide a safe work and study environment for its employees, students, and visitors.