Vaccine information

Last updated: November 3, 2021 

Our province has gone into a state of emergency. You can find the full details from the Government of Alberta here

Your health and safety remain a top priority for the College. From this page, you can access information about: 

Vaccine protocols at Bow Valley College campuses 

With the health and safety of our College community a top priority, Bow Valley College will move forward with our plans to require COVID-19 vaccinations to enter our campuses. Everyone who comes to our campuses will need to be fully vaccinated by October 22, 2021. 

Read our COVID-19 Policy and Procedure

Starting September 27, all classes will resume as scheduled. The College will re-open for students and approved employees to come to campus. Employees who have been asked to work from home must continue to do so. We are still closed to the general public until further notice.

Anyone accessing campus after October 22 will require: 

Campus Security will be using the AB Covid Records Verifier app to expedite the verification and campus re-entry process. However, other forms of Government of Alberta-issued proof of vaccination will continue to be accepted until November 15, 2021. For information on how to obtain and provide proof of vaccination, including information related to vaccinations that were received outside of Alberta, please visit the proof of vaccination page.


Vaccine requirements for entering the College

As of October 22:

  • You must be fully vaccinated with all required doses and have your vaccine card to enter our campuses.
  • Rapid testing will no longer be offered.
  • A negative test result will not be accepted.
  • Mandatory mask procedures must be followed at all times. 
  • Physical distancing will be required in the library and all common areas. Physical distancing will not be required in labs and classrooms.
  • Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home.

We ask that you be patient with our employees and campus security as they check vaccine cards and IDs at our campus doors. Bow Valley College is working on a longer-term solution, which we will announce soon.

Proof of vaccination

For information on how to obtain and provide proof of vaccination, including information related to vaccinations that were received outside of Alberta, please visit the proof of vaccination page.

Vaccine accommodations

You may request an accommodation for medical reasons, or for another protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act, through Accessibility Services. Please fill out the Vaccine Accommodation Request form and email it to You must wait for approval from Accessibility Services before attending campus unvaccinated.  

Effective October 22, 2021, we will not be offering rapid testing and you must be fully vaccinated and have your proof of vaccine to enter our campuses.

Vaccine availability 

Imagine Health on West campus has COVID-19 vaccines available to residents of Alberta. You can book an appointment Monday to Friday by calling the pharmacy at 403-775-9669. All Albertans can book appointments with AHS online, by calling 811. Appointments can also be booked through participating pharmacies. Walk-in appointments for first doses are also available. For schedule and locations, visit For anyone who is not an Alberta resident seeking to get vaccinated, please call 811 to book an appointment for a vaccine.

  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
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  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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