COVID-19 Vaccine Policy FAQ
Does Caldwell require COVID-19 vaccination for students and employees?
Yes, Caldwell requires all students and employees to be fully vaccinated before arriving on campus.
Does Caldwell require the COVID-19 booster shot?
Caldwell University recommends members of the campus community consider receiving a COVID-19 booster if eligible.
What is required for proof of full vaccination?
- A completed CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or
- Internationally administered vaccines must submit documentation of the dates and the specific name of the COVID-19 vaccine signed by a licensed healthcare provider and translated into English.
What happens if I don’t submit my vaccination card before classes start?
Students who are out of compliance with the COVID policy will receive a hold on their account, preventing registration for any additional semesters.
How can I submit my vaccination records?
Students should upload a copy of an official vaccination record to the Health Services Portal which is located in Cougar apps. or can be accessed through the direct link: https://Caldwell.medicatconnect.com
If I am enrolled in a fully online program but want to participate in student activities, athletics, academic clubs/organizations, and other on-campus activities, will I need to show proof of vaccination?
Any student who plans to be on Caldwell’s campus in any physical capacity must meet the vaccine requirement.
Does it matter what vaccine I receive?
Any FDA authorized vaccine series is acceptable.
Will I be able to register for courses before completing the vaccination process?
If you have not completed the vaccine series, you will have a registration hold on your account that will prevent you from registering for any future semesters. Once you have completed the vaccine series, your hold will be lifted.
What if I am an international student and have received a vaccine not approved by the FDA of the United States, will I need to be re-vaccinated?
There are several COVID-19 vaccines that have received emergency approval from the World Health Organization. The CDC has indicated that any individual that has completed the vaccine series of the WHO emergency approved vaccines are considered fully vaccinated and would not need to be re-vaccinated by an FDA approved vaccine. However, if an international student were only partially vaccinated or is vaccinated with a vaccine that is not yet FDA or WHO emergency approved, they would need to start a new vaccine series upon arrival to the U.S.
If I am an international student, will you accept vaccination proof from outside of the U.S.?
This documentation must be provided by your medical provider and translated into English.