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COVID-19 vaccinations required for Seattle University students this fall

Seattle University said all students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall.

SEATTLE — Seattle University (SU) plans to return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. For the campus to safely open, SU said Tuesday all students will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before arriving on campus this fall.

After receiving the vaccine, the university said undergraduate, graduate and professional students must register their vaccination status at SU’s Safe Start Health Check website.

“While SU’s COVID vaccine policy is new, the university already requires students be immunized for measles prior to attending and recommends a number of other vaccines as well,” SU said on its website.

The university said it would work with international students and others who are unable to receive a vaccination before arriving in the fall. 

SU is expected to release more information about the requirement in the coming weeks.

How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington

Everyone in Washington state aged 16 and over is eligible for the vaccine.

Find a list of vaccine providers on the state's Vaccinate WA page and information on how to make an appointment.

Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for people 16 and 17 years old, and the state is working to update its Vaccine Locator with information about which vaccine is offered at each location.

Several health care providers allow people to join waiting lists for the vaccine, and they will contact you when doses are available. Join the waiting list for:

Washington residents can also use the Vaccine Locator tool to register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.