COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Updated May 25, 2023

Vaccination has been a cornerstone of our public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and remains a potent tool in protecting us from severe illness and decreasing the risk of viral transmission. The university therefore strongly encourages all students, faculty, staff, postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees, and visitors to receive all COVID-19 vaccinations that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and for which they are eligible.

Vaccination requirements remain in place for healthcare workers and trainees, including faculty, staff, and students working in settings where patient care is provided, or those who work with human research subjects in clinical settings. Faculty and staff who are healthcare workers must submit documentation of vaccination with a primary series and one booster (or, for those who have not yet received a primary series, one bivalent dose of vaccine) to the university or seek approval for medical or religious exemptions. Students who are healthcare trainees must submit documentation of one bivalent dose of vaccine to the university or seek approval for medical or religious exemptions.

Vaccination continues to be freely available through the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program at Yale Health at 55 Lock Street. Faculty, staff, students, and Yale Health members may schedule an appointment online.

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.

This policy is subject to change based upon changes in public health conditions and/or guidance.