COVID-19 Vaccination Required at St. Lawrence College for Fall 2021

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St. Lawrence College (SLC) announced today that students and employees are required to have COVID-19 vaccinations to attend campus this fall. This decision was guided by local and provincial public health experts and is in response to the latest developments and insights as the world continues navigating the pandemic.

"As we look to September, the safety of our students and employees is our number one priority. While vaccination rates are rising, we must acknowledge the continued spread of the virus and its variants," said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. "Guided by public health recommendations, to ensure SLC is a healthy, safe place to learn and work, SLC now requires students, employees, visitors, and contractors coming to an SLC campus to be fully vaccinated this fall."

The College will be sharing details next week about a grace period and its process. The expectation is that students and employees have at least their first dose by Orientation Day, September 7. The College recognizes there will be individuals unable to be vaccinated for medical or other reasons.

SLC, in partnership with public health, will be running vaccine clinics on each campus later this month and in September to assist those in the SLC community who require their first and/or second vaccine dose to be fully vaccinated. Details will be available soon at

"We hope this decision will help vaccination rates in our communities surpass provincial averages as part of the College’s role in protecting the health of our shared communities," Vollebregt said. "The more we can do to help Ontario’s population become vaccinated and protected, thereby reducing the impact of the pandemic in our community and on our campuses, the better."


St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 115,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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