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Student COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Starting January 2022 all students that plan on taking classes in-person, or intend on using in-person support services, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If you plan on taking online classes exclusively, you do not need to submit proof of vaccination.

This means proof of vaccination will be required prior to the start of in-person classes starting in 2022. Students seeking to register for courses that do not include any in-person component, and who do not plan to come on campus for any reason for the Spring 2022 semester, will not be required to provide documentation of vaccination.

Read the full Massachusetts policy on COVID-19 Vaccination here

Requests for reasonable accommodation, including requests for a medical or religious exemption, will be considered consistent with applicable laws, legal guidance, and College policy.

To request a reasonable accommodation, please complete this form.

Submit Proof of Vaccination

To submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination, you can: 

  1. Take a pic and email it to enrollment@capecod.edu
  2. Drop off a copy in-person in the Nickerson Bldg (there is also a drop-box in front of Admissions)
  3. Fax to 508.375.4039 or mail a copy to:

Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668
Attn: Student Immunizations

Need to get your COVID-19 Vaccine? Go to: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/ 

Do you need a copy of your COVID-19 documentation? Learn how to obtain it: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/requesting-a-copy-of-your-covid-19-vaccination-record

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID Vaccine Requirement

If you register for courses with any on-campus component or if you plan on coming to campus in the spring – including to access the library, computer lab, facilities, or other in-person student services – you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit written proof of an official record of full vaccination status.

If you do not expect to be on campus for any reason, you are not required to be fully vaccinated or to provide written proof of an official record of full vaccination status unless it is required by your program or activity (ex. athletics, healthcare program, clinical placement).

If, after the start of the semester, you would like to come to campus to access college services and facilities, you will be required to provide written proof of your official record of vaccination status before coming to campus.

Effective by January 2022, in order to register for any course with an on-campus component a student must have official record of full vaccination status or approved reasonable accommodation if applicable.

Spring 2022 registration period opens on Nov. 15th for current students. Therefore, if you want to register for an in-person class, you will need proof of full vaccination before you can register for any course with an on-campus component. This will not restrict your access to register for courses that are strictly online or remote.

  1. Take a picture and email it to enrollment@capecod.edu or
  2. Drop off a copy in-person in the Nickerson Bldg (there is also a drop-box in front of Admissions) or
  3. Fax to 508.375.4039 or mail a copy to:
                 Cape Cod Community College
                  2240 Iyannough Road
                  West Barnstable, MA 02668
                  Attn: Student Immunizations

Please note that the attestation of vaccination status will not be accepted as written proof of an official record of full vaccination status.

Yes, any vaccine requirements and or exclusions for Fall 2021 were based on specific sub-groups of students in certain programs or activities.

Vaccination records will be treated in the same confidential manner as other student records.

No. You must have written proof of COVID-19 full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation to register for in-person classes.

Yes, the Student Vaccination Policy applies to you.

If you are a high school student taking college classes at your high school and do not come to campus for class, you must follow any vaccine policies set by your school and are not subject to the college’s vaccination policy. If however you are accessing the college campus for any reason, including meeting with college staff or accessing the college’s library, you must show proof of full vaccination status.

Students who are unvaccinated may take courses with no on-campus component and access services remotely. Students may also request a reasonable accommodation where the College will engage in an interactive process to determine if the student is eligible for a reasonable accommodation, and if so, whether the requested accommodation is reasonable and does not create an undue hardship to the College or direct threat to the health or safety of others in the learning and working environment, if applicable.

In the event a reasonable accommodation is approved, students may be subject to additional health and safety protocols and/or be excluded from campus and/or college activities including but not limited to travel for the protection of health or safety, as determined by the College in consideration of local, state, and/or or federal laws and public health guidance and/or mandates.

Requests for reasonable accommodation, including requests for a medical or religious exemption, will be considered consistent with applicable laws, legal guidance, and College policy.

To request a reasonable accommodation, please complete this form.

Please note that the individualized interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations is estimated to take a minimum of ten (10) business days following the receipt of satisfactory documentation supporting the student’s eligibility for reasonable accommodation. If you are seeking a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request and necessary documentation as soon as possible and without delay but no later than January 10, 2022.

You will not be allowed to register for any course with an on-campus component or access campus for any reason without submitting written proof of an official record of full vaccination and unless you have an approved reasonable accommodation.

The community colleges are following the CDC’s definition of full vaccination status, which currently provides that “[i]n general, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.”

If the CDC changes their definition at any time, the revised definition will be applicable.

Please pay close attention to the type of vaccine that you receive and its timing schedule to ensure you are fully vaccinated in time to register for, and attend classes, if you seek to enroll in face-to-face and/or hybrid courses or to access campus for any reason.

Yes. According to the CDC, you are not considered fully vaccinated if you have had COVID but have not been vaccinated. 

Additional resources for accessing a COVID-19 vaccine include:

Vaxfinder
COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program
Additional Vaccine Resources

Contact Student Immunization Records

Shelley Thompson, Student Immunization Records Office
Location Nickerson Administration Building, First Floor
Hours 8:00am–4:00pm
Phone 774.330.4331
Fax 508.375.4039
E-mail enrollment@capecod.edu