COVID-19 Vaccine


Emory University will require all students, faculty, and staff to be immunized for COVID-19, with exemptions for those with medical conditions or strong personal objections.

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

Vaccine Requirements

Students

Policy

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 Student about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Vaccine Requirement FAQs

7.27.21: Emory requires that all students be vaccinated against certain diseases, subject to exemptions for medical reasons or strong personal objections. As there are readily available, safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19, Emory has added the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of already required vaccines for students.

7.27.21: The decision to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required immunization was the result of extensive consultation with public health experts, vaccine scientists, student health leaders, and others, and it reflects our best judgment as to how to protect the Emory community.

7.27.21: 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 twenty-eight days after their last dose.

7.27.21: Yes, Emory is committed to providing access to COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff members. Please visit the Student Health Services vaccine page for more details on how students can receive a vaccine directly at Emory Student Health Services.

7.27.21: Emory will continue to consider other health and safety measures that may be applied in the future. At this time, a decision has not been made on if a flu vaccination will also be required during 2021–2022.

7.27.21: The university will continue to monitor guidance from public health agencies and follow best medical practice regarding the need for and recommended use of booster vaccinations for COVID-19. If and when boosters become available and recommended, the university will communicate any policy changes at that time.

7.27.21: Students can receive COVID-19 vaccines directly at 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 student studentvaccineschedulinghelp@emory.edu with questions.

In addition, you can visit Vaccines.gov, the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, or contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in your area.

Faculty and Staff

Vaccine Requirement FAQs

7.27.21: All faculty and staff at Emory University are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for the fall semester, with exemptions for medical reasons or strong personal objections.

7.27.21: Emory University will continue to implement COVID-19 protocols as informed by public health guidance to maintain a safe and healthy campus community. As there are safe, effective, and available vaccines for COVID-19, the decision to require vaccinations for faculty and staff reflects guidance on protecting the Emory University community.

7.27.21: Yes, all Emory University faculty and staff (including all part-time, full-time, hourly, adjunct, seasonal, and temporary employees) are required to comply with the vaccination requirement for the fall semester. All new hires are required to be compliant with the vaccine mandate within six (6) weeks of their hiring date, and conduct weekly screening testing until they are compliant with Emory’s policy.

7.27.21: All faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and upload their vaccination documentation for the fall semester. 

  • Faculty and staff who scheduled their vaccine appointment through the university HOME portal and received their vaccine through Emory do not need to complete additional steps at this time.
  • 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 instructions here.

7.27.21: To verify the university has your vaccination information, log in to the HOME employee portal, click on “Workplace Health” and then “My Medical Information,” and the review vaccines listed under “current immunizations.”

7.27.21:Faculty and staff can request an exemption to the vaccination requirement for medical reasons or strong personal objections by applying on the Emory Forward vaccine page beginning July 30. Faculty and staff who have their exemption approved will be required to conduct weekly screening testing. Testing information and scheduling can be found here

7.27.21: Faculty and staff who do not comply with Emory University’s policy requirements to be fully vaccinated, or have an exemption approved and test weekly, will be subject to disciplinary measures.

Faculty and staff 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 twenty-eight days after their last dose.

The university will continue to monitor guidance from public health agencies and follow best medical practice regarding the need for and recommended use of booster vaccinations for COVID-19. If and when boosters become available and recommended, the university will communicate any policy changes at that time.

All faculty and staff can sign into the Employee Health Portal and complete the COVID-19 vaccination consent. After your vaccination consent is complete, and when appointments are available, you will receive an email from noreplywebchart@med-web.com to schedule your appointment through Emory Healthcare. 

In addition, you can visit Vaccines.gov, the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, or contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in your area.

Vaccine Distribution

Registration Process for Students

Students can receive COVID-19 vaccines directly at 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 studentvaccineschedulinghelp@emory.edu with questions.

Registration Process for Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff may now sign into the Employee Health Portal and complete the COVID-19 vaccination consent. After your vaccination consent is complete, and when appointments are available, you will receive an email from noreplywebchart@med-web.com where a link will be provided to schedule your appointment through Emory Healthcare. 

Walk-in, on-campus vaccine clinics will be organized during the summer months, with the first occurring on Wednesday, June 30, at the Campus Services A Building (100 Water Tower Place) from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Additional walk-in opportunities will be shared with the campus community once available.

How to Upload Vaccination Information

Students

Faculty and Staff

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 Vaccines.gov, 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

6.23.21: Yes. If you can get vaccinated outside of Emory Healthcare, including at a pharmacy or clinic, please do so and then upload your vaccine status (see above).

6.23.21:Vaccine availability is subject to change based on supply at the state and federal levels. Please note, however, that all three vaccines are effective and have been through rigorous safety protocols. We encourage you to take whichever vaccine is available to you and then upload your vaccine status (see above).

6.23.21:Yes, if you take a vaccine version that recommends receiving two doses, please take both doses of the vaccine as recommended and/or scheduled by your health care provider. The data for how well the vaccines work is based on having the recommended number of doses administered. 

6.23.21: Current mask protocols remain in place. Masks are not required when outdoors on campus; unvaccinated persons are advised to wear masks outdoors when attending a gathering or where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Masks are still required, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public and common spaces on campus and in Emory facilities and spaces including classrooms, laboratories, shuttles, and other meeting areas.