Campus community update: High vaccination rates

September 08, 2021 8:20 PM

Since Western and its affiliated colleges, Brescia, Huron and King’s, launched our proof of vaccination effort on August 26, we’ve received responses from more than 46,000 members of our campus communitywith more coming in every day.  

Current numbers tell us that 97 per cent of our faculty and staff are vaccinated, along with 98 per cent of students. And in residence, where we announced mandatory vaccinations in May, 99 per cent of students are vaccinated.  

These results are extraordinary. They speak to the strong commitment of our students, staff and faculty, along with a shared recognition of the importance of having a highly vaccinated campus. 

We continue to receive proof of vaccination from members of the campus community. Those who have not yet submitted vaccination status are not permitted to be on campus and are required to provide their information as soon as possible.  

For those with exemptions or not yet fully vaccinated, Western’s vaccination and testing centre is open for students, staff and faculty.  

Achieving high rates of vaccination is one of the most important ways our community can be protected. And we accomplished this together 

Our collective effort toward the health and safety of our campus will help us continue down the path of in-person teaching and learning – an experience so critically important for our students. 

Thank you, 

Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor   

Lauretta Frederking, President, Brescia University College 

Barry Craig, President, Huron University College 

David Malloy, President, King’s University College