Exemptions

Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a substantiated medical or human rights ground have the right to request exemptions from the Brandon University vaccine requirement.  Medical exemptions require formal verification from a Healthcare Provider.  Religious exemptions require formal documentation outlining religious beliefs.

If a Community Member indicates that they are seeking an exemption, the University will provide an opportunity for that Community Member to submit their exemption for review by Human Resources or Student Accessibility Services (as appropriate).  The exemption request will be reviewed and the Community Member will receive an approved or denied exemption.  Until such time as an exemption request is approved and a reasonable accommodation plan is put in place, the Community Member will be required to participate in rapid antigen testing to access University facilities.

Submission of a request does not guarantee acceptance of the request nor that the reasonable accommodation provided will include campus access.

Medical Exemptions

According to Section 5.0: Exemptions in the Brandon University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, you can submit a request for an exemption in the form of an accommodation if obtaining a vaccine against COVID-19 is medically contraindicated. Accommodations may not guarantee access to indoor campus spaces, including where public health orders require proof of vaccination for entry.

Medical exemptions require formal verification from a healthcare provider.

Student Medical Exemptions

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Employee Medical Exemptions

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Religious Exemptions

According to Section 5.0: Exemptions in the Brandon University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, you can submit a request for an exemption in the form of an accommodation if obtaining a vaccine against COVID-19 is prohibited by your religion or creed. Accommodations may not guarantee access to indoor campus spaces, including where public health orders require proof of vaccination for entry.

Religious exemptions require formal documentation outlining religious beliefs.

Student Religious/Creed Exemptions

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Employee Religious/Creed Exemptions

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Deadlines

A request for an exemption can be submitted at any time. Please note that processing exemption requests may take some time.

Students who submit a completed exemption request on or before Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, and whose exemption is later declined, will be permitted to seek a full refund for any affected Fall Term 2021 courses, and to withdraw from those courses with no academic penalty. However, they will not be able to add new courses at that point.

If you find yourself in the position of having to drop courses after having an exemption request declined, you must reach out to Financial & Registration Services (FinReg@BrandonU.ca) to request the course drop and associated refund within a week of receiving your exemption decision letter.