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Student Health Services
400 E. University Way
Corner of 11th and Poplar
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7585
MS 7585
Phone: (509) 963-1881
Fax: (509) 963-1886

Exemptions

CWU students seeking a medical or religious exemption from any vaccination requirement must fill out the Vaccination Exemption Form.

Medical

If, in the opinion of a medical provider, the following required immunization(s) would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student, a medical exemption may be granted. A student with a medical exemption may be excluded from the university during a disease outbreak. The length of time a student is excluded from the university will vary depending on the type of disease and the circumstances surrounding the outbreak and could range from several days to over a month. A Certificate of Immunization Exemption for medical reasons is valid only when signed by a licensed physician (MD), doctor of osteopathy (DO), nurse practitioner (NP), or physician assistant (PA). Examples of medical exemptions, may include:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • History of severe, or life-threatening allergies (anaphylaxis)

Religious

A religious exemption may be granted to a student only if the immunization(s) conflicts with a genuine and sincere religious belief. Information about the specific documentation needed for exemptions will follow in the coming weeks. A student granted a religious exemption may be excluded from the university during a disease outbreak. The length of time a student is excluded from the university will vary depending on the type of disease and the circumstances surrounding the outbreak and could range from several days to over a month.

What if I don't comply?

Students who arrive on campus inadequately immunized, or without an accepted exemption form, will be sanctioned per university policy and a hold may be placed on your registration until the requirement has been met.

Submitting Documentation

Step 1: Register

Visit Med+Proctor and click "register" to start a new account. Type in your school email address to get started and follow the directions to register a new account. This service is free for all CWU students. You are not required to pay for, or use, any additional services that may be offered.

Step 2: Download

Fill out any required personal, medical or insurance information. Download the required forms and follow the directions provided.

Step 3: Upload

Log back in to your Med+Proctor account and upload a copy of your forms. Make sure your forms are complete and legible. You will receive an email confirmation once the forms have been reviewed.

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