The COVID-19 vaccine is required of all Whittier College students, faculty, staff, and contracted workers.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is essential to the health and safety of our campus community. Whittier College requires COVID-19 vaccination and at least one booster dose of all students, employees, and contracted workers. We also strongly encourage individuals eligible for additional boosters to seek them.
New incoming students must upload proof to the Student Health Portal on MyWhittier. Please see below for deadlines and details on how to upload. Upload proof of any doses received even if your vaccination or booster series is not yet complete.
New employees and employees completing booster doses must email proof to Human Resources.
Acceptable proof of full COVID-19 vaccination includes a scanned copy or photo of your vaccination card (which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of COVID-19 vaccination provided, lot number, clinic site, and date the last dose was administered) or documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 from a healthcare provider (which includes the name of the person vaccinated and confirms that the person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19). It is unlawful to falsify vaccine documentation.
The vaccine policy was adopted to safeguard the health and wellbeing of employees, students, and their families, as well as visitors to campus and the local community. This policy is intended to comply with all state and local laws. It is based upon guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public health, and licensing authorities, as applicable.
Whittier College accepts any vaccine approved or authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO).
Read more about what it means to be fully vaccinated on the CDC website. Use Vaccines.gov to find a vaccine location near you. Los Angeles County residents can visit the Public Health Department for more information.