Student MMR Vaccination Enforcement Suspended

October 18, 2019 By David Meany
photo: summer campus flyover

Earlier this year, the EWU Board of Trustees passed a policy requiring all Eastern students to provide proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) in order to minimize the significant health risks these diseases pose to our campus.

Initially a deadline was set for students to provide proof before registering for winter quarter. However, the high volume of students seeking MMR vaccinations and documentation has created extended wait times for appointments.

In order to provide additional time for students, President Mary Cullinan is temporarily suspending enforcement of the policy. Please note, if there is an outbreak the Spokane Regional Health District may place campus on exclusionary status and students without MMR documentation will be restricted from campus.