Continuing Studies COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 primary vaccination series is required for all students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus for any period of time during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

  • Compliance with this requirement means the person must have their second shot of a two-shot series or one shot from a single-shot vaccine.
  • Public health officials are working toward launching a new "bivalent" vaccine, which is designed to fight two strains of SARS-CoV-2 including the Omicron variant. If this vaccine or other COVID-19 vaccines become available and they are proven to be effective, we may require these immunizations as well.  

You, or parents/guardians of students, will need to submit proof of vaccination or a request for a medical or religious exemption.

SAIC will accept any COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration or World Health Organization. Only the following may serve as proof that you have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 

  • A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 record card,
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider, or
  • State immunization records. 

For more information about SAIC's current COVID-19 protocols, including masking requirements, visit Make Together: A Return to Creating on Campus

Step 1 - Activate your SAIC email account

Important: After enrolling in your course(s), it will take up to two business days before you are able to activate your SAIC account.

The student will need to have an active SAIC account login. This is not the same login used to register for courses online. Once you have received a confirmation email with the student’s ID number, you will be able to activate the SAIC account.

Go to password.artic.edu to activate your SAIC account.

 


Step 2 - Submit your proof of COVID-19 vaccination

The student will need to upload proof of vaccination to Patient Portal (Medicat).

Important: After activating your SAIC email account, it will take up to two business days before you are able to upload your proof of vaccination. 

 

Submit your proof of COVID-19 Vaccination at saic.medicatconnect.com.

 


FAQ

 

Proof of your COVID-19 vaccine must be submitted prior to the start of the term.

If you’ve received your COVID-19 vaccine and do not have a record, please contact your vaccine provider. If you have further questions, please contact Health Services at healthservices@saic.edu.

If you intend to be on campus for any period of time, for any reason, you are required to provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. If you’ve received your COVID-19 vaccine and do not have a record, please contact your vaccine provider. If you have further questions, please contact Health Services at healthservices@saic.edu.

If you choose not to get vaccinated, you may take online classes, but you will not be able to access SAIC’s facilities.

 

Yes. A student’s COVID-19 vaccination status will be maintained in a confidential manner by Health Services using the Medicat system. A student’s vaccine status will only be shared with School officials who have a need to know the status in order to fulfill their job responsibilities. For example, before a student can attend classes, a student’s vaccination status will be shared with a staff member in Continuing Studies to enable them to confirm that the student is eligible to be on campus.

COVID-19 vaccines are required for all Continuing Studies students who intend to be on campus for any period of time. If you do not intend to be on campus at any time, you do not need to provide proof of vaccination.

We understand that not all students currently have access to an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine. We are very interested in working with you to develop a plan that best meets your needs. 

According to the CDC, all COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the US have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19. If you intend to be on campus for any period of time, for any reason, you are required to provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. If you choose not to get vaccinated, you may continue to take your classes remotely, but you will not be able to access SAIC’s facilities, including residence halls.