COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Information

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COCC's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Last updated: August 17, 2022

COCC requires COVID-19 vaccination for Wickiup Hall residential students during the 2022/2023 academic year. COCC defines "fully vaccinated" as a complete primary series of Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses. Residents can request an exception per Oregon State law, citing medical or non-medical reasons including those of a religious, philosophical, or personal nature. Residents should send all vaccination-related questions to

COCC also requires full COVID-19 vaccination and boosters for the 2022/2023 academic year in the following areas:

Students in Nursing, Nursing Assistant, EMS, Dental Assisting, and Addiction Studies programs: Vaccination is necessary to complete the required clinical hours for these programs.  Students will be asked to upload vaccination cards or medical/religious exceptions to an online system before being allowed to attend clinical sites. Students in these programs should send all vaccination-related questions to their program director. Faculty in these programs should send all vaccination-related questions to their deans. Certain clinical/practicum locations may not allow students to participate in practicum/direct patient care without COVID-19 vaccination/boosters. If such practicum/direct patient care is required in a program, students will likely not be able to successfully complete the program if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

In addition, for students in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Technician, Massage Therapy, Fire Science, and Education programs, proof of vaccination may be required by some clinical sites. Check with your program director for information about possible limitations if you are not vaccinated. COCC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination and boosters when eligible to all other students and community members. 

COCC requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees, including benefitted employees, part-time faculty, and temporary workers such as irregular wage, work study, and community education. Read more about the College's employee vaccination requirement

COCC encourages students, employees, and community members to familiarize themselves with current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definitions of "fully vaccinated" and "eligible for a booster."

COCC's vaccination policies are subject to change according to evolving CDC, OHA, OSHA, HECC, county health, and governor's office guidance. The policy will also be revisited ahead of each term and whenever relevant guidance changes. 

On-Campus Free COVID-19 Vaccination & Booster Clinics

There are no on-campus vaccination clinics planned at this time. Check back often for future on-campus vaccination clinic dates.