Peninsula College to host vaccination clinics

Students in virtual classes not required to be vaccinated

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Sept. 13 and Oct. 4.

All students and employees who plan to take classes in person will need to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 as a condition of enrollment.

Following a meeting with state officials on Thursday, Peninsula College officials announced that 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.

The expectation is that students who are 100 percent online will not receive in-person services on Peninsula College campuses.

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

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

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 & Johnson vaccine.

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

Current student guidelines for the vaccine mandate are that students must complete the attestation or file a medical or religious exemption by Oct. 18. As stated in the amended proclamation issued by Inslee on Aug. 28, students are no longer able to claim a philosophical exemption from vaccination.

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

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