Portland State University will require all students attending in-person classes and all employees working on campus to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting fall term 2021. The COVID-19 vaccines have been proven safe and effective in preventing the spread of the coronavirus and are available for all Oregonians age 12 or older at no cost.
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Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine
Vaccine appointments are available on campus (for students) and throughout the community, including in retail pharmacies.
- The Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) now has the Moderna vaccine for any PSU student taking at least 1 credit. There is no cost to receive the vaccine. Please call the SHAC main line at 503.725.2800 if you have any questions.
- Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon.
- Washington residents can visit vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov to schedule an appointment.
- Residents of states and territories across the United States details where to get vaccinated at Vaccine.gov.
VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS
Portland State University requires all students who learn, work, and engage at PSU locations to submit either (1) an attestation confirming the student has been vaccinated against COVID-19; (2) an attestation confirming they will not be taking in person classes, living in on-campus housing and not be using in person services; or (3) submit an applicable exemption or deferral.
This requirement applies to all students enrolled in or registered for in-person instruction for any portion of their course load. It also applies to students who are registered for fully online courses and participate in any on-site or in-person university activity or university-provided or sponsored service.
Students can review the requirement and process on the Center for Student Health and Counseling’s website. SHAC has staff dedicated to assisting students with their COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement. Contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Vaccine Information Line at 503.725.2810
VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
Portland State University requires all employees who work on campus to submit either (1) an attestation confirming the employee has been vaccinated against COVID-19; or (2) submit an applicable exemption or deferral.
This requirement applies to all full and part-time employees working or doing business on campus. It also applies to employees that primarily telecommute and may be visiting campus for equipment and supplies.
Additional safety protocols
We will continue to work with our public health partners and follow their guidance to make our campus as safe as possible. PSU will closely track statewide guidance and update university policies accordingly as the situation evolves.
Visit the COVID-19 Response webpage for updates.