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COVID-19 Vaccinations

In order to keep our campuses safe, the University of La Verne is implementing a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students at all of its physical campuses and locations; all faculty, including adjunct faculty; and all staff. Individuals may request an exemption for medical, religious, ADA, or personal reasons.

For individual ULV students in on-campus housing, exemptions are limited to medical, religious, and ADA.   For summer conference groups residing in the Residence Halls for extended period of time, exemptions are limited to medical, religious, and ADA.

Students in fully online programs (i.e. “ULV On-Line,” “High Desert Campus,” and “Ventura County Campus”)  are exempt from this requirement and will not be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Eligible COVID-19 Vaccines

All of the three major vaccines in use in the United States (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) qualify, as does any vaccine recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Requirements for Booster Dose

Individuals are required to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Per Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidance, individuals are considered to be up to date when they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster dose, when eligible. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a their second dose or booster dose due to the timing of their previous vaccine series are considered up to date, but must receive additional dose or booster  within two weeks of becoming eligible.

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after completing their primary series.  This means two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) or have finished the series of  COVID-10 vaccines recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Individuals are considered eligible for a booster:

  • 5 months after last dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines; or
  • 2 months after Johnson & Johnson  vaccine;
  • For those who received vaccines recognized by the WHO, please visit LAC PH for additional guidance.

COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation

In support of these measures, the university has partnered with Med Proctor to provide secure portals to gather COVID-19 vaccination documentation. Student and employee information will be kept confidential and will only be accessible to staff with a need to know. Individuals can click the button below to access the Student and Employee Vaccination Portal.

VACCINATION PORTAL

Med + Proctor  also has Live Chat is available between noon and 10 p.m. PST to assist individuals with submittal issues.

Exemptions

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement allows for medical, religious, ADA, and personal exemptions. Individuals with an exemption, including exemptions from boosters or temporary exemptions as they complete their vaccination sequence, may be subject to regular COVID-19 testing, daily symptom checks, quarantines and additional COVID-19 safety measures, or other preventative measures necessary to protect the health and well-being of the community.

Students who wish to live in residence halls may have exemptions limited to medical, ADA, or religious reasons only.

  • Students wishing to request an exemption may do so by completing a Student Vaccination Exemption Request. Request should be submitted, as soon as possible.
  • Employees may request exemptions by contacting University of La Verne Office of Human Resources at PRExemptHR@laverne.edu, and submit a Request for Exemption (click here for the form).  All employees are required to create a Med+Proctor account for testing and COVID-19 vaccination compliance.

Access to Vaccine

All individuals are eligible to receive the vaccine at no cost in California. Vaccines are readily available and vaccination sites are located throughout the state. Individuals without access to vaccines should plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity. To get a vaccine appointment or find a walk-in site near you, please visit the state’s vaccination website.

Boosters

The Student Health Center will make COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics available periodically. For more information on the next booster clinic visit Student Health Services or email the Student Health Center at studenthealthcenter@laverne.edu.

Individuals are asked to update their vaccination records at through the Vaccination Portal upon receiving their booster.

Testing

Students who do not have their vaccines up to date or are not fully vaccinated will be asked to participate in periodic surveillance testing.   Individuals will receive an email the week before they are scheduled to participate in surveillance testing.   Surveillance testing can be done at the ULV Testing Center or at an off-campus site providing PCR tests.    For information on testing including the Testing Center on the La Verne Campus, off-campus testing locations and how to submit testing results, go to Testing .

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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This policy is consistent with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College Health Association, and state and local public health agencies.

We want to provide you with an on-campus experience that is as close as possible to before the pandemic. This includes the resumption of a full schedule of face-to-face classes and fully-opened facilities, in compliance with state and local public health guidelines.

Required vaccinations are the best thing we can do to keep ourselves and each other as safe as possible, and to help us achieve our goal of having a full on-campus experience.

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The university’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement allows for exemptions for medical, religious, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and personal reasons.

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We are providing you with a secure and confidential web-based portal to submit proof of your vaccination or to request an exemption to the vaccination requirement for medical, religious, ADA, or personal reasons. You can find links on this webpage.

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Although the COVID-19 vaccines have been found to be safe and effective, and are now widely available and free of charge, we recognize that that there are still cultural and philosophical barriers to getting the vaccine for some members of the university community. Exemptions for personal reasons are intended to be respectful and responsive to those issues and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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For students, the Accessibility Services Department will review requests for exemption for medical or ADA reasons. The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life will review requests for exemption for religious or personal reasons.

For employees, the Office of Human Resources reviews all requests.

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Students who refuse to comply with this or other university policies could face disciplinary measures as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

Employees who refuse to comply with this or other university policies could face disciplinary measures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

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The University of La Verne requires a COVID-19 vaccination for all students that are registered for in-person programs.  Only students in fully online programs (i.e. “ULV On-Line,” “High Desert Campus,” and “Ventura County Campus”) not taking in-person classes are exempt from this requirement and will not be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

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Individuals with an exemption may be subject to regular COVID-19 testing, daily symptom checks, quarantines, additional COVID-19 training, or other preventative measures necessary to protect the health and well-being of the community.

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The university’s vaccine policy applies to employees as well as students.

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The university has partnered with Med+Proctor to securely and confidentially collect COVID-19 vaccination documentation. Student and employee information will be kept confidential.

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All of the three major vaccines in use in the United States (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) qualify, as does any vaccine recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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If you are not yet vaccinated, please get vaccinated as soon as possible, or as you are advised by your health care provider. COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available in California and most other states at no cost. California maintains a listing of vaccine sites at myturn.ca.gov.

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The FDA recently approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This mean the vaccine has met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards and has been deemed safe by the FDA. Individuals concerned about vaccine safety are encouraged to consider the Pfizer vaccine  and are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible, or as advised by their health care providers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

 

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The University of La Verne is following state and county public health requirements for mask wearing on campus. Those currently require that everyone on campus wear a mask when in doors. As the pandemic continues to ease, we expect that those requirements will also ease, especially for those who have been vaccinated and vaccinations are up to date.

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Students participating in campus athletics and employees who manages, supervises or teaches within athletics will be subject to the same vaccination requirements as the rest of the University.

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In order to live on-campus, students who are to be housed in a shared room in the residence halls must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their move-in date. This is consistent with Los Angeles County Public Health guidance issued to institutions of higher education related to occupancy in campus housing.

Students who wish to live in residence halls may have exemptions limited to medical, ADA, or religious only.

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International students and/or those without access to vaccines should plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity possible upon arrival in the United States. Students who need a temporary exemption as they complete their vaccination sequence may request one at univ.lv/vaccination.

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Students can contact Student Affairs at deanofstudents@laverne.edu.

Employees can contact the Office of Human Resources at lavernehr@laverne.edu

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No.  A doctor or pharmacy may charge a fee for giving the vaccine, but it will be covered by public and private insurance companies.  People without health insurance can get COVID-19 vaccines at no cost. There are no out-of-pocket payments.  For additional information visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health or California Department of Public Health.

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More information on the vaccine’s safety and efficacy can be found on the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and the State of California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan website.

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When a person gets vaccinated against a disease, their risk of infection is reduced. As more people in a community get vaccinated, fewer people remain at risk. This will lead to fewer people falling ill, requiring hospitalization, or even dying from the disease.

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No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States or approved under the Emergency Use Authorization use the live virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccines teach our immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes, this process can cause symptoms, such as fever, which are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity.

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Those who have already contracted COVID-19 are also encouraged to receive the vaccine because it is unclear whether an infection confers lasting immunity to those who have had the virus.