COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Updated January 30, 2023


Change to vaccine clinic location: The Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic has moved to the Yale Health Center at 55 Lock Street. Faculty, staff, students, and Yale Health members may schedule an appointment online.


The university requires all students, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees — other than those with approved medical or religious exemptions — to receive a primary COVID-19 vaccine series and to obtain a booster shot within 14 days of eligibility.

Additionally, students — other than those with approved medical or religious exemptions —must receive an updated, bivalent booster by the start of the spring semester (in any event, no later than January 31, 2023), regardless of how many previous monovalent boosters they received.

Newly hired faculty, staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainee must receive a primary series and booster when eligible, or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption, as of their first day of work or within 14 days of booster eligibility after their first day of work.

Yale will accept any combination of COVID-19 vaccines that have received full approval or Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been issued Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the World Health Organization (WHO) to meet this requirement.

Everyone who is subject to this policy must ensure that their primary vaccine series and boosters are documented in the university’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Database. Individuals may submit or confirm vaccination and booster information in the university’s records.

Any faculty, staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees who does not comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be subject to progressive discipline.

Students who do not comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be referred to the Compact Review Committee. Failure to meet requirements may lead to administrative action.

Additional information about vaccination may be found on the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program webpage or by calling the Campus COVID Resource Line (CCRL) for assistance at 203-432-6604.