Reminder: Update Your Vaccination Status

Reminder: Update Your Vaccination Status

Our records show that you are registered for an in-person course for the Winter 2022 term and have provided proof of partial vaccination on YU Screen
Please continue to follow the guidelines from your doctor or medical professional, and upload proof of your second dose on YU Screen as soon as possible. If your proof of vaccination will not be available until after Jan. 31, contact your Faculty Designate to inform them of your situation and the appointment date of your second dose for their records. 

A dedicated York community vaccination clinic will run from Jan. 10 to 28 at the Keele campus. More information about the clinic can be found on the Better Together website.

Failure to provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen as soon as possible will lead to de-enrolment from your in-person courses. Due to high demands and long waitlists for certain courses, re-enrolment is highly unlikely
Do not come to campus for any reason unless you provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen. If you fail to comply with this prohibition, your conduct will be addressed through procedures set out in the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

All international students must fill out the International Student Location form, as soon as possible.


International students in regions where you are not able to access COVID vaccines prior to arriving in Canada for the Winter term will have a bridging period to get fully vaccinated after you finish your quarantine.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will receive an at-home rapid antigen test kit package at the end of your quarantine at a York-designated hotel. Students must undergo regular testing to be allowed to access campus during the bridging period, until you become fully vaccinated.

Visit the YU Better Together FAQs for International Students for full details on your requirements and responsibilities during this bridging period.


Effective September 7, 2021, the University established a COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate (the “Policy”) pursuant to the instructions of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the recommendations of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health. The University is statutorily required to ensure compliance with this Policy. The Policy was updated on October 25, 2021, to include the Winter 2022 term.

Pursuant to the Policy, you must have disclosed your vaccination status on YU Screen by November 8, 2021. In order to attend in-person activities and to have continued access to campus during the Winter 2022 term, you were required to submit proof through YU Screen by December 1, 2021 that (a) you are Fully Vaccinated within the meaning of the Policy; or (b) York has granted you an exemption from the requirement to be Fully Vaccinated. 

York University’s vaccination mandate for the Winter 2022 term was communicated on or about October 27, 2021, November 5, 2021, November 8, 2021, November 19, 2021, and November 23, 2021

Visit the Better Together website for the latest communication and FAQs. International students can reach out to York International at for support. 


Lucy Fromowitz
Vice-Provost, Students

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