Currently, Cougar Health Services is accepting vaccination records/exemptions for all WSU students, from all campus locations. All WSU students need to complete one of the following options.

NOTICE: It is illegal to submit fraudulent or counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine cards. Please see FBI Guidance. It is also illegal to claim an exemption or accommodation on false, misleading, or dishonest grounds.

Any student found to have submitted fraudulent or counterfeit records, or false, misleading, or dishonest information about their vaccination status, medical need for exemption, or their sincerely held religious beliefs will be referred to the Center for Community Standards. Consequences may include but are not limited to expulsion from the university.

Upload Proof of Vaccination

If you were vaccinated in the state of Washington, view instructions for downloading your immunization records.

To upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination:

  1. Log into your Patient Portal.
  2. Click the “Enter my COVID-19 Vaccine Information” button at the top of the screen.
  3. Upload a photo of your COVID-19 vaccine card or record AND type in your vaccination information in the designated area.

You’re done! Once you have completed these steps, there is nothing more to do. 

To upload proof of measles (MMR) vaccination:

  1. Log into your Patient Portal.
  2. Click “Immunizations” in the left-hand menu.
  3. Click “Add immunization record OR exemption information….”
  4. Upload immunization record.

More information on the WSU Pullman measles MMR vaccination requirement is available online.


Exemptions

You only need to file an exemption if you are not getting vaccinated. If you file an exemption and later decide to get a vaccine, you can follow the steps above to submit your proof of vaccination.

File Medical Exemption

To file a medical exemption to the COVID-19 and/or MMR requirement:

  1. Log into your Patient Portal.
  2. Click “Immunizations” in the left-hand menu.
  3. Click “Add immunization record OR exemption information….”
  4. Upload letter/documentation from a licensed healthcare provider detailing your need for a medical exemption.
    1. After you upload your documentation, it will be reviewed by Cougar Health Services staff. Cougar Health Services will contact you if there are any issues with your uploaded documentation.
  5. Within two (2) business days you will receive an exemption form in your Patient Portal
    1. Log into your Patient Portal.
    2. To access the form, click “Consent Forms” in the left menu.
    3. You must fill this form out to be compliant with WSU’s vaccination requirement and have your vaccination registration hold removed.

File Religious Exemption

To file a religious exemption to the COVID-19 and/or MMR requirement:

  1. Complete the Vaccination Educational Module. At the end of the module, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your sincerely held religious belief.
  2. Your completed form will be sent for committee review. All personally identifiable information will be removed prior to review. Most determinations will be delivered within ten (10) business days.
  3. Approval or denial of your exemption will be emailed to your WSU email address. Approved exemptions/accommodations will also be shared with Cougar Health Services for compliance purposes. Student employees will also have results shared with Human Resource Services to meet Proclamation 21-14.1.
  4. If approved, you will receive a consent form in your Patient Portal (within 2 business days of approval).
    1. Click “Consent Forms” in the left-hand menu.
    2. Complete the ‘’Request for Immunization Exemption” form
  5. If denied, you will need to schedule an appointment to get a vaccine or provide documentation for a medical exemption. You will also be provided information about how to appeal this decision.

All steps must be completed to be compliant with WSU’s vaccination requirement and have your vaccination registration hold removed. It may take 2-3 business days for your account to show your approved exemption and to be marked compliant.

Personal Exemptions

In light of the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine and changes to exemptions, we are not processing new personal exemption requests. Medical exemptions and exemptions for sincerely held religious beliefs will still be allowed. Updates will be posted here as soon as the updated exemption process is made available.


Exemption FAQ’s

Cougar Health Services is only filing documentation of religious exemptions for compliance purposes. Questions related to the religious exemption process should be sent to covid-19.info@wsu.edu.

I’ve already submitted a religious exemption. Why do I have to resubmit?

WSU is working hard to streamline its processes as much as possible. Students working in K-12 and healthcare settings and student employees are subject to stricter requirements for religious exemptions. Rather than have multiple processes, WSU would like all students to be evaluated on the same criteria.

What is the review process for religious exemptions?

A panel of WSU faculty and staff from all WSU campuses will review each exemption request individually. Panel membership will consist of those with expertise in religions, diverse backgrounds, and legal accommodations. Personally identifiable information will be removed prior to panel review.

My request was denied. What do I do?

If your exemption request is denied, and you wish to appeal the decision, you will be provided information on the appeal process. You will also retain the option to get vaccinated or file a medical exemption request.