Students at Boise State are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enroll and attend classes. However, most of our partner hospitals and clinic sites where required fieldwork is completed, are requiring students to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in fieldwork (clinical rotations). Some sites are accepting medical/religious exemptions for students; others require students to be fully vaccinated and will not accept exemptions. This is a decision made by the hospitals/clinics and Boise State has no control over this, especially when the sites are operating under state vaccine mandates.
We will try to accommodate students with exemptions by matching them with clinical rotations at sites that do not require students to be fully immunized against COVID-19. We cannot guarantee this will be possible. Please be aware that many hospitals are currently changing their requirements (for example, some that have previously allowed exemptions are now requiring full immunization) and there can be no guarantee that there will be sufficient availability of clinical sites that allow exemptions by the time students begin their fieldwork component. This could result in delays in being able to complete program requirements and graduating.