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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


All Parties (e.g. Participants, Staff, Volunteers, and Visitors) must be fully vaccinated ​​against SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) to attend a program. FD accepts medical exemptions for Participants only who obtain their physician’s authorization and complete FD’s COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemption Form. These Participants must also provide proof of an approved negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test 72 hours prior to the program start time.

Antigen, antibody, or serology tests are not accepted. A Participant, Volunteer, or Authorized Program Visitor is not considered eligible to attend a program until they have received confirmation from the FD Programs Team. Participants may be requested to wear masks if and when necessary.

For the purposes of this policy, an individual is considered to be fully vaccinated fourteen (14) days
after completing the vaccine series. FD will accept vaccinations that have been granted emergency
approval by the Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization. As of June 17, 2021, this list includes:

• Moderna – two doses
• Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) – one dose
• AstraZeneca-SK Bio – two doses
• Sinopharm – two doses
• Sinovac – two doses

Vaccine locations can be found online at:

FD provides programs for immunocompromised individuals, and those caring for health compromised individuals. FD programs are highly interactive, including shared rooms and meal times. FD must take the appropriate measures to protect everyone.

Individuals who do not fulfill the requirements of this policy within the respective timelines, will not be able to attend a program until doing so. All programs, policies, and guidelines are subject to change. First Descents’ full vaccination policy is included in the program registration form and will be available to each participating party on all programs.

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