Vaccinations and Rapid Testing at the U of A

The research is clear; vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and its short and long-term impacts to individuals and our communities. Getting fully vaccinated boosts immunity and provides the greatest protection available against COVID-19. Our Vaccination Directive is a long-term public health measure to ensure the safety and resilience of our campus communities in this semester, and beyond.

Important Dates

  • September 20: Last day to get your first dose to meet November 1 vaccination requirements. Have you missed this deadline?
  • October 1: MyUAlberta app updated with proof of vaccination upload tool. Learn more »
  • October 4: Vaccination proof required to be uploaded to CampusReady for students, staff and faculty to come to campuses and sites/facilities.
  • October 18: Last day to get your second dose to meet vaccination requirements.
  • November 1: U of A vaccination requirement takes effect on all U of A campuses

Who is considered fully vaccinated?

Fully Vaccinated means a status that an individual achieves 14 days after they have received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.


Free and same-day vaccination appointments are available now. Book your mRNA vaccine appointment:


Students should consult Travel and Isolation Information for International Students.

Health Canada recommends that international travellers who have a complete or incomplete dose of a non-approved Health Canada vaccine should also get at least one dose of a mRNA COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada. Visit the Government of Canada’s website to learn more about recommendations for those vaccinated with vaccines not authorized by Health Canada.


Anyone coming to U of A campuses is expected to be fully vaccinated and should be prepared to show their proof of vaccination upon request. Learn more »