University of Washington requires students to get vaccinated before Fall 2021

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SEATTLE, Wash. — University of Washington announced Monday that students are required to get vaccinated before the start of the Fall 2021 school year.

The University is encouraging students across their three campuses to get the vaccine as soon as possible, with six weeks left in the spring quarter, giving people ample time to get their doses before summer.

“Widespread vaccination is the only real way we can put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us and return to a more normal way of living, learning and working,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce. “Our community is one that cares — about each other and about the state and society we serve. For your health, and for the health of us all, please get vaccinated as soon as you can.”

Students will need to verify they have been vaccinated at the start of the fall quarter. Exceptions can be made for medical, religious or personal reasons.

For more information, visit the University of Washington website.