September 6, 2022 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

A message from Dr. David Malloy, King's President:

As we communicated with you on August 22, King’s, along with Western University, updated our vaccination policy. We announced we will require all students and employees to have two COVID-19 vaccinations plus one booster dose.       

We are extending the deadline for the booster (third dose) as we have since received new information from Health Canada, approving the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine on September 1, 2022. It is not currently available in Canada but is expected to arrive sometime this fall. We want to give you more choice about which booster vaccine you get.  

Along with Western University, King’s will require a booster (third dose) by January 9, 2023.  This applies to all students and employees.    

Residence students are required to have two vaccinations now and need to get their booster by January 9, 2023.

More information about our vaccination policy, and exceptions, can be found on our website as well as an updated F.A.Q. page. 

As always, members of our community can also immediately get one of the currently available vaccine boosters. Booster doses are available on Western's campus and can be booked through Western's vaccination and testing centre.   

We are in tandem with Western University on this decision to require a booster as it is based on the best available data, science and advice from public health and medical experts.   

We will continue to require KN95 masks to be worn indoors at King’s in instructional spaces such as classrooms and seminar rooms starting with this fall term. Our policy on masking will be reviewed prior to the Thanksgiving break.   

We are making the decision to extend the vaccination deadline with the health of our students, faculty, staff and visitors in mind. We want to do our best to ensure that King’s continues to provide our community with a safe in-person experience on campus.   

 As always, please take care of yourself, each other and this place. Thank you to all who have already updated their vaccinations in the ongoing effort to protect yourselves and others against severe illness and hospitalization.