Peninsula College to host vaccination clinics

Peninsula College will host vaccination clinics in September and October, with school officials requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for most students attending classes this fall.

Clinics will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, and Monday, Oct. 4, on the main college campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Students and employees who plan to take classes in person will need to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 as a condition of enrollment. Fully vaccinated status means completing a two-week waiting period after the second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or after a single shot of Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Peninsula College students who are enrolled in online or virtual classes with no on-campus requirements are automatically exempted from the governor’s vaccination mandate for fall quarter, PC officials noted on Sept. 2.

“The college’s expectation is that students who are 100 online will not receive in-person services on PC campuses,” they said in a press release.

“The pandemic remains a very fluid situation and these guidelines are based on the most current information that we have,” Peninsula College president Luke Robins said. “We appreciate everyone’s continued patience and will continue to provide updates as information changes.”

In July, officials stated Peninsula College it would be a “vaccinated campus” beginning fall quarter, following the Higher Education Proclamation issued by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Students who are planning to attend Peninsula College this fall, in-person or online, will need to complete an attestation form, entering their COVID-19 vaccination status, by Sept. 27.

As stated in the amended proclamation issued by Inslee on Aug. 28, students are no longer able to claim a philosophical exemption from vaccination; exemptions are still available for medical or religious reasons.

Instructions for completing an attestation form or claiming a medial or religious exemption can be found at pencol.edu/ vaccinatedcampus. A list of FAQs and contact information is available on the site as well.

For up-to-date information on the college’s vaccination and attestation processes, as well as COVID-19 news, visit pencol.edu/ vaccinatedcampus.

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