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Immunizations

Immunization Requirements

Whitworth University students are required to submit an Immunization History Form via the Student Health Portal (https://whitworth.studenthealthportal.com).

Keeping the campus community healthy is a priority; therefore, certain immunizations are required. Required immunizations include the following:

Recommended immunizations include:

Immunization Submission Process

MMR (all students), meningococcal (only full-time undergraduate students), and recommended immunizations

Here's how to submit the dates of your MMR, meningococcal and recommended vaccines:

  1. Log in to your Student Health Portal: https://whitworth.studenthealthportal.com/forms.
  2. Click on the "My Forms" tab, and then click on the "Immunization History" form.
  3. Enter the dates for MMR and meningococcal. If you had titers done, enter the date of the titers and the results (immune or non-immune). If you wish to decline one or both, fill out the declination under the "Declination" section.
  4. Continue filling out the form for all recommended vaccines.
  5. Submit form.

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) immunization

Whitworth University will require all students (undergraduate and graduate) to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their arrival to campus for fall semester. This requirement will be added to the existing vaccine requirements for students, which include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and meningococcal. The university will accommodate medical and religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccination. For continuing studies and graduate students in fully online programs or courses, no COVID-19 vaccinations are required. For students wishing to participate in Whitworth-sponsored study abroad programs (travel outside the United States), please note those programs will require vaccinated status without exception. 

Students who have received a medical or religious exemption from this requirement may undergo regular testing. Anyone with an exemption will be required to follow Washington State Department of Health and Spokane Regional Health District guidelines regarding face coverings, physical distancing, testing, quarantine and isolation. As is also the case for MMR and meningococcal, unvaccinated students who contract COVID-19 will be required to enter isolation until they are medically cleared to return.

Students should follow these instructions to report their COVID-19 vaccination status:
  1. Go to this link and log in using your Whitworth credentials: https://whitworth.studenthealthportal.com/Document.
  2. From the drop-down menu under "Document Type," select the "COVID Vaccine Documentation" type that corresponds with your student status: "Undergraduate," "Continuing Studies" or "Graduate/Masters."
  3. Click "Browse" and attach the copy/photo of your vaccination card/vaccine documentation.
  4. Click "Save" to complete the submission of the document.
Submitting a COVID-19 vaccination exemption request:

Students seeking an exemption based on medical or religious grounds may access those forms here:

Once you have completed the desired exemption request form, please follow the steps below to upload a copy/photo of the form in its entirety:

  1. Go to this link and log in using your Whitworth credentials: https://whitworth.studenthealthportal.com/Document.
  2. From the drop-down menu under "Document Type," select the "COVID Exemption Request Form" type that corresponds with your student status: "Undergraduate," "Continuing Studies" or "Graduate/Masters."
  3. Click "Browse" and attach the copy/photo of the completed exemption form.
  4. Click "Save" to complete the submission of the document.

Need help finding a vaccine appointment? Vaccinate WA: COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

Additional Questions?

Health center-eligible students: healthcenter@whitworth.edu

Continuing studies students: csadmissions@whitworth.edu

Graduate/master's students: gradadmissions@whitworth.edu

COVID Care Team: covidcareteam@whitworth.edu

Meningococcal Disease Information

As of July 1, 2004, colleges and universities in Washington state must make educational information available on meningococcal disease to all incoming students.

Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine: www.nmaus.org/pdf/brochures/NMA%20Brochure_150%20DPI.pdf

Why It's Important to Have A Meningococcal Booster: 

www.voicesofmeningitis.org/meningitis-video-library.html 

www.texaschildrens.org/video/why-meningitis-vaccination-so-important-college-students

Tuberculosis Questionnaire

Before new full-time undergraduate students come to campus, they must complete the Tuberculosis Questionnaire. Students who are at higher risk for tuberculosis must have a tuberculosis risk-assessment completed. For high-risk students, the tuberculosis risk-assessment must be completed by the student's healthcare provider before the student's arrival at Whitworth. Please submit the Tuberculosis Questionnaire electronically (required for all new students) and the hard-copy Tuberculosis Risk Assessment form (if required per the Tuberculosis Questionnaire) by document upload (https://whitworth.studenthealthportal.com/Document), fax (509.777.4333) or mail.

Health Form Deadlines

Students must submit their required health forms by the following dates.

Full-time undergraduate students:

  • Health forms: Aug. 1, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccination documentation or exemption request form: Aug. 7, 2021

Continuing studies and graduate students:

  • MMR immunization history form: Rolling dates based on cohort start date
  • COVID-19 vaccination documentation or exemption request form: Aug. 7, 2021