Wenatchee Valley College will require COVID vaccinations for students enrolled in in-person classes, the college announced on Aug. 5.
WVC students are required to be fully vaccinated prior to the first day of class on Monday, Sept. 27. Students must document their vaccination status by that date by using a free online documentation tool, which will be available beginning Aug. 16, according to a press release from the college Waivers are available for medical, religious or philosophical reasons.
The decision was made in light of the governor’s higher education proclamation, and in response to new information surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant, according to the press release.
“We don’t make these decisions lightly,” WVC President Dr. Jim Richardson said in email sent to students. “Throughout the entire pandemic, our goal has always been to put the safety and health of our students and employees first.”
Learn more about the student vaccine requirement, COVID-19 safety protocols and more at wvc.edu/PublicHealth.
WVC will partner with the Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) for walk-in vaccine clinics in for WVC students, employees and the public on the Wenatchee and Omak campuses. In Omak, Pfizer vaccines will be available for a first dose on Aug. 16, from noon-2 p.m., followed by a second dose on Sept. 7, from noon-2 p.m. Both clinics will be held in rooms 401 and 402.