Release of Vaccination Directive, Effective September 28, 2021

President Bill Flanagan announces the release of the U of A COVID-19 Vaccination Directive.

28 September 2021

Posted: September 28, 10:50 a.m.

On September 13, I joined with the presidents of eight other post-secondary institutions in Alberta to announce plans for enhancing our campus health and safety protocols in response to COVID-19. The safest and most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID and to protect our community is vaccination. Vaccination is also the best tool we have to maintain the university’s regular operations, maximize in-person learning, and maintain research activities without future interruption. This is why as of November 1, all students, faculty, staff and visitors to University of Alberta campuses and properties will be required to be fully vaccinated before coming to campus. My thanks to everyone who has already taken steps to prepare themselves and our university for November 1.

Bringing in these changes requires careful planning. Today, we release the U of A COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. This directive lays out what you can expect, the actions you’ll need to take to fulfill your obligations, and the consequences that will occur in the event of non-compliance. I encourage everyone to review the directive to understand how it applies to you and to others in our community.

University of Alberta COVID-19 Vaccination Directive

You can also find additional information about vaccination requirements at the U of A, including important dates between now and November 1, at On Friday, October 1, the university will share the process for vaccination verification going forward, including how and when to use MyUAlberta to upload your proof of vaccination.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the U of A community has come together with extraordinary efforts to ensure the health and safety of each other and the broader community. Thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do as we put in place the best evidence-based safety measures for the long-term resilience of our campus communities.

Bill Flanagan
President and Vice-Chancellor

General inquiries: U of A Public Health Response Team,