Students attending West Conn in the fall are being called on to send the university their vaccination records. The Connecticut State University System made the decision last week to require COVID-19 immunization for students returning to campus in August.
Many have already submitted health records for typical vaccinations – measles, mumps, rubella to an online health services form. A special website though has been created by West Conn for students to report COVID-19 vaccinations: wcsu.medicatconnect.com or email in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Moderna, the first dose should be no later than July 9. For Pfizer, no later than July 16. With the single-dose Johnson & Johnson, students should get the shot no later than August 6.
Any student seeking a medical or non-medical exemption must fill out a form or contact representatives from the CSCU System Office. Any students without an approved exemption or are not fully vaccinated prior to the start of the semester, may not be permitted to move into the residence halls. West Conn officials cautioned that they could also be at risk of being dropped from classes.