COVID-19 Vaccine Compliance

Vaccination/Booster Requirement 2022-2023

The deadline to upload proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations including booster or exemption form to your Secure Patient Portal is August 15th, 2022. Students who are not compliant with the vaccination/booster requirement will have a hold placed on their account. A hold on your account would prevent you from ordering transcripts, registering for or withdrawing from classes, or viewing your grades once they’re uploaded.

More information regarding UP's COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found on the Pilots Prevent website.

Looking for a COVID vaccine/booster? Visit Vaccines.gov to find an off-campus vaccination site!


How can I get compliant with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirement?

You can get compliant for the COVID-19 vaccination requirement by (1.) getting your initial vaccination series and at least one booster and uploading proof (i.e. a photo of your vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination record, or other official medical documentation which shows your name, date of birth, date of vaccination, vaccine type, and lot number) or (2.) submitting a completed exemption form signed by you and your healthcare provider. Please note that missing information on your documentation may delay the review process.

Instructions to Upload COVID-19 Vaccinations/Booster

  1. Login to the Secure Patient Portal.
  2. Go to your Medical Clearances.
  3. Find COVID-19 Vaccinations and click the teal Update button.
  4. Upload image of your COVID vaccination card or other vaccination record
  5. Input your vaccine type(s) and dates of vaccination.
  6. Vaccine records will be reviewed by Health Center staff. This process can take up to one business week. Students will not be marked compliant until their record has been reviewed by the Health Center.

Instructions to Upload COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Form
Exemptions expire at the end of every academic year.

  1. Complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Form.
    Medical exemptions require documentation and signature from student’s healthcare provider detailing the reason for accommodation.
    Non-medical (e.g., religious) exemptions require a completed form detailing the circumstances of the exemption as well as an attestation and signature from a healthcare provider that the student has received education regarding the risks and benefits of the vaccine.
  2. Login to the Secure Patient Portal.
  3. Go to your Medical Clearances.
  4. Find COVID-19 Vaccinations and click the teal Update button.
  5. Upload your exemption form in lieu of a photo of your COVID vaccination card.
  6. Input today's date and any vaccine type when prompted.
  7. Completed exemption requests will be reviewed by Health Center staff. This process can take up to two business weeks.
  8. Once reviewed by the Health Center, complete a vaccine education module using the link that is sent to you in the Secure Patient Portal.
  9. Complete an online form stating that you have completed the education module and send that form back to the Health Center. Students will not be marked compliant until all steps have been completed and reviewed by the Health Center.

I had an approved exemption for the COVID-19 vaccination requirement last year. What should I do this year?

Students who submitted an approved vaccination exemption form in the 2021-2022 school year that wish to renew their exemption for the 2022-2023 school year should complete and submit a COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Renewal Form before the August 15th deadline. Upload that form to the Secure Patient Portal by following steps 2-7 for submitting a vaccine exemption form.

Students who submitted an approved vaccination exemption form in the 2021-2022 school year that have since been fully vaccinated should follow the instructions to upload proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations/booster to their Secure Patient Portal before the August 15th deadline.

How can I get a COVID-19 vaccination hold removed from my student account?

The only way to have a COVID-19 vaccination hold removed from your account is to get compliant with the University's COVID-19 vaccination policy. Please upload proof of your vaccinations/booster or a completed exemption form to your Secure Patient Portal as quickly as possible to avoid any delays or other issues prior to registration/graduation. 

Please note, it takes time for a hold to be removed, and it cannot happen immediately. Review of students' documentation and hold removals only take place during business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Holds are not removed on the weekends. Holds will be removed in the order the documentation is received by the Health Center.

Why does a healthcare provider need to sign off on non-medical (e.g., religious) exemptions?

The purpose of the involvement of a healthcare provider in non-medical exemptions is to ensure that a student is aware of the risks and benefits of vaccination including how vaccination can impact not only their personal health and safety, but the health of the greater community. The student should also receive counseling on how to stay safe on campus if unable to be vaccinated. A healthcare provider is best equipped to have this conversation with a student.