COVID-19 Vaccine

Emory University requires all students, faculty, and staff to be immunized for COVID-19, with exceptions only for those with approved medical or religious exemptions.

Students, faculty, or staff members with an approved exemption are required to conduct a weekly screening test.

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Vaccine Requirements

Student-Specific Policy Information

A copy of Policy 8.17 Mandatory Immunization Requirement can be found online. Information on Emory’s student immunization requirements, how to upload vaccine documentation, and the process to apply for an exemption are available on the Student Health Services webpage. For information about vaccine requirements for international students, please visit FAQs for International Students about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

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Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty and staff members who received their vaccine from a non-Emory provider or as an Emory patient will need to upload their COVID-19 vaccination documentation via the HOME employee portal. Please review documentation instructions here.
  • Faculty and staff who scheduled their appointment through the university HOME portal and received their vaccine through Emory do not need to complete additional steps at this time. Your vaccination status should be reflected in HOME. To verify, log in to your HOME employee portal, click on “Workplace Health” and then “My Medical Information,” and review vaccines listed under current immunizations.

Vaccine Exemption Requests

Unvaccinated faculty, staff, and students can request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine for medical or religious reasons only. Exemption requests will be reviewed by a multidisciplinary committee, in alignment with other exemption processes across Emory, to approve or deny the request. Notification of the committee’s decision will be emailed in a timely manner.

Please note that faculty, staff, and students will still be required to conduct weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s screening program should their exemption be approved.

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Student Exemption Request

Still Deliberating or Concerned About Getting the Vaccine?

Emory Healthcare addresses vaccine questions and concerns through an online video series. Remember, get the vaccine whenever and wherever you can. You can visit, the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, or contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in your area.

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Biweekly Community Updates

General Vaccine FAQs

10.14.21: Faculty, staff, and students must complete a COVID-19 vaccination series with a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or an FDA-authorized, COVID-19 vaccine (to include EUA status).

Public health guidance advises that individuals who completed or partially completed a COVID-19 vaccine series with a vaccine that is not authorized by the FDA, nor authorized for emergency use by the WHO, can receive an FDA-authorized, COVID-19 vaccine series at least 28 days after their last dose.

10.14.21: Students can receive COVID-19 vaccines directly from Emory Student Health Services. Please review the Student Health Services vaccine page for additional details, or access the Student Patient Portal to schedule an appointment. Students can contact with questions.

Faculty, staff, and students can find COVID-19 vaccination sites on the Georgia Department of Public Health website.

10.14.21: Flu shots will be required for all faculty, staff, and students. All campus members are asked to be compliant with this requirement by October 29, 2021. Emory is requiring the flu shot as another important effort in keeping the campus community healthy and minimizing strain on our health care systems.