Important Dates for Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The following dates and deadlines are related to Lakehead’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy, and will be updated as required in accordance with any changes to the policy, as well as any revisions to public health guidelines, directives, and recommendations that help ensure the health and safety of those accessing all University premises.

Fall 2021

As of October 21, 2021

All individuals accessing University premises must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, or have an approved exemption and adhere to additional public health measures, including mandatory Rapid Testing and disclosure of test results in accordance with Lakehead’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

December 1, 2022

DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS to provide proof of vaccination status before starting the Winter 2022 term.

Deadline for students, faculty, and staff to submit their COVID-19 vaccination exemption application form for consideration for the start of the Winter 2022 term and entry to the campus premises starting January 5, 2022. This deadline is intended to provide enough time for applications to be considered and, if denied, to give the applicant enough time to become fully vaccinated before the start of the Winter 2022 semester (Jan. 5, 2022).

Winter 2022

February 7, 2022

For newly-arrived international students, temporary accommodations will be made to allow students to meet all vaccination requirements. Students must have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine no later than February 7, 2022. Until newly-arrived international students are deemed fully vaccinated — 2 weeks following their final dose — they are required to meet the University's rapid testing requirements.