COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Updated January 14, 2022

The university requires all students, other than those with approved medical exemptions, to be fully vaccinated and to have obtained a booster shot if they are eligible by the time they return to campus for the Spring 2022 semester. Students who are not eligible for a booster shot by that time must obtain one within seven days of eligibility.

The university requires all faculty, staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees, other than those with approved medical or religious exemptions, to be fully vaccinated.

In addition, the university requires all faculty, managerial, and professional staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees to have obtained a booster shot by January 31, 2022 or within 7 days of eligibility if they are not eligible by January 31, 2022.

All students, faculty, and staff must document their vaccination and booster status in the university’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Database. Students, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees may check their vaccination and booster status in the university’s records here.

Newly hired faculty, managerial and professional staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, or obtain a medical or religious exemption, as of their first day of work. Newly hired staff in the university’s unions must be fully vaccinated, or obtain a medical or religious exemption, as of their first day of work.

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

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