Bottom Line, Up Front

  • We have not yet received your influenza (flu) vaccine documentation, which is required for all students by University policy. The deadline is December 15. 
  • On December 15, if you have not submitted the required documentation, the University will begin the process of removing you from enrolled courses and assigned housing.

Dear Wake Forest student,

This message is to remind you that Wake Forest must receive the following from you by December 15 (sooner if possible):

  • your documentation providing proof of a flu vaccine;
  • OR a request for a medical or religious exemption;
  • OR notification that you are unable to access a flu vaccine (for international students or students currently studying abroad).

If you have not submitted this documentation and you intend to remain enrolled in campus programs in the spring of 2022:

Please submit your flu vaccine documentation through the Student Health Portal as soon as possible. Submitting early will allow Student Health time to review it before the December 15 deadline. It will also avoid you receiving messages during Finals Week about the need to comply.

You can get your flu vaccine at the Student Health Service by appointment, as well as at many retail pharmacies (such as CVS and Walgreens), local health departments, and private physician offices (save your documentation from off-campus flu shots for uploading to the Student Health Portal).

If you have submitted this documentation in the last 24-48 hours, thank you for doing so. 

You can check to see if the Student Health Service has processed your uploaded documentation. The status of your documentation will be available in the Student Health Portal under My Profile > Immun. History. If you see the flu/influenza vaccine listed (along with the date you received it) you received them on your Immun. History page, this means that your documentation has been reviewed and accepted, and that you’re in compliance with the policy.

If it has been 48 hours since you submitted and you do not see your flu documentation under My Profile > Immun. History, check the Secure Messages section of the Student Health Portal. If your vaccine documentation is missing any information that the Student Health Service must have, you will receive a secure message through the Student Health Portal.


Students who intend to request a medical or religious exemption must do so before Dec. 15.  

The status of your exemption request will be available in the Student Health Portal under My Profile > Immun. History. If you see a medical or religious exemption listed on your Immun. History page for the flu vaccine, this means that your exemption request has been reviewed and accepted. If you do not see that, check your Secure Messages within the Student Health portal.

Information for students who are currently abroad and incoming international students

  • Students who are studying abroad this fall in WFU-sponsored programs or Affiliate programs have received separate communications about receiving the vaccine and their deadlines to submit documentation.

If you do not comply with the flu vaccination requirements:

As stated in the October 13 message, if you fail to provide the required documentation by Dec. 15 (and have not been approved for an exemption or granted an extension of time for compliance), you will not be permitted to attend in-person classes, reside in University housing, or participate in in-person activities until such time as you satisfactorily comply. No refunds of tuition, housing, dining or other fees and charges will be issued for the period of time when a student was not permitted to attend classes, reside in University housing, and access campus due to non-compliance with this policy. Students who officially withdraw from the University will be given refunds in accordance with the applicable Refund Policy.

It is possible that you will not be able to register for the same classes, or be assigned to the same housing, if you are removed from spring enrollment for non-compliance with the flu vaccine requirement.

Related Policies, Protocols, Procedures, Guidelines and Other Resources:

If you have questions, please submit them through the Our Way Forward website.

Your health, and the health of our entire community, are essential for a successful spring semester. Thank you for your prompt attention to getting your vaccine documentation uploaded to the Student Health portal.