COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Updated August 11, 2022

The university requires all students, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees — other than those with an approved medical or religious exemption — to be fully vaccinated and to obtain a booster shot within 14 days of eligibility.

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.

All must document their vaccination and booster status in the university’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Database. Individuals may check their vaccination and booster status in the university’s records.

Newly hired faculty, staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, 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.

Anyone who does not comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be subject to progressive discipline.

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. Visit the Health Guidelines page to view testing requirements and other guidelines.