Vaccination remains the leading prevention strategy to protect individuals from COVID-19 and end the COVID-19 pandemic. The vaccine significantly reduces the potential of severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are safe and effective.
Pursuant to state law, the Alabama Community College System and its colleges will not mandate the COVID vaccine as a condition of attendance or employment, but vaccinations and booster shots are strongly encouraged for all students, faculty, and staff.
A student may request a religious and/or medical exemption by submitting the Vaccination/Immunization Waiver Form (Appendix A). Any questions concerning the waiver process should be directed to Dr. Stephanie Collins or Dr. Jacqueline Gonner.