Mandatory Vaccination FAQ

What vaccines are approved for PEI?
When am I considered to be fully vaccinated?
If I only have one (1) vaccination of Moderna, Pfizer, or Astra Zeneca, am I required to wear a mask indoors and be tested weekly until I am fully vaccinated?
If I have already received one (1) dose of a Canadian-approved vaccine in my home country (outside of Canada) other thank the single-dose Janssen vaccine, am I required to get another dose of Canadian-approved vaccine?
If I have already received two (2) doses of a Canadian-approved vaccine in my home country (outside of Canada), am I required to get another dose of Canadian-approved vaccine?
If I have already received two (2) doses of a non-Canadian-approved vaccine in my home country (outside of Canada) other than the single-dose Janssen vaccine, am I required to get another dose of Canadian-approved vaccine?
If I am studying online, do I still need to get the vaccine/fill out the Attestation Form?
What happens if my rapid test is positive?
What if a colleague is not wearing a mask and they disclose that they are not vaccinated, what do I do?
If am fully vaccinated with a Canadian-approved vaccine, do I need to submit proof and to where?
If I get a first vaccination at the clinic on campus on September 10, 2021, when can I get my second dose?
If I start my studies in January (2022 Winter Academic Semester), do I still have to provide proof of vaccine by October 18, 2021?
If I start my studies in January (2022 Winter Academic Semester), will the UPEI Mandatory Vaccination Policy still be in place?


What vaccines are approved for PEI?

Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca (2 doses) and Janssen (1 dose).

When am I considered to be fully vaccinated?

Fourteen days after your second dose of a Canadian-approved vaccine or 14 days after the one dose of Janssen vaccine.

If I only have 1 vaccination of Moderna, Pfizer, or Astra Zeneca, am I required to wear a mask indoors and be tested weekly until I am fully vaccinated?

Yes.

If I have already received one (1) dose of a Canadian-approved vaccine in my home country (outside of Canada) other thank the single-dose Janssen vaccine, am I required to get another dose of Canadian-approved vaccine?

Yes, you need two (2) doses of Canadian-approved vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated. 

If I have already received two (2) doses of a Canadian-approved vaccine in my home country (outside of Canada), am I required to get another dose of Canadian-approved vaccine?  

No. 

If I have already received two (2) doses of a non-Canadian-approved vaccine in my home country (outside of Canada) other than the single-dose Janssen vaccine, am I required to get another dose of Canadian-approved vaccine? 

Yes, you will need one (1) dose of an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine.

If I am studying online, do I still need to get the vaccine/fill out the Attestation Form?

If you are studying online, you must fill out the Attestation and Exemption Form at go.upei.ca/vaccine. You will have an option in the form to select that you are studying online for the 2021 Fall Academic Semester.

We strongly encourage everyone to become vaccinated when the opportunity arises. If you come to campus and you are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask and be tested weekly.  

What happens if my rapid test is positive?

You will be notified by the UPEI Health and Wellness Centre and the PEI Chief Public Health Office.

What if a colleague is not wearing a mask and they disclose that they are not vaccinated, what do I do?

You would inform your direct supervisor and they could request proof of vaccination as per the policy.

If am fully vaccinated with a Canadian-approved vaccine, do I need to submit proof and to where?

Yes, if you are fully vaccinated, you also need to fill out the Attestation and Exemption Form, which will prompt you to upload your proof of vaccination. 

If I get a first vaccination at the clinic on campus on September 10, 2021, when can I get my second dose?

You will need to wait eight (8) weeks before getting your second dose.

If I start my studies in January (2022 Winter Academic Semester), do I still have to provide proof of vaccine by October 18, 2021? 

No. The October 18 date is for members of the University community who are on campus for the 2021 Fall Academic Semester. 

If I start my studies in January (2022 Winter Academic Semester), will the UPEI Mandatory Vaccination Policy still be in place?  

While the date to provide proof of vaccine will change, the UPEI Mandatory Vaccination Policy will remain in place until public health authorities advise that the pandemic is over.