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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Vanderbilt university

Vanderbilt University (VU) has made the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and postdocs and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, staff, and postdocs are required to be vaccinated against COVID. Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required in order to work at Vanderbilt University.  Have questions? Check out the FAQs.

Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) COVID-19 protocols can be found online here.


Welcome to Vanderbilt!

This orientation site is designed to help you navigate your arrival and first few weeks at Vanderbilt. Onboarding information differs for Vanderbilt University (VU) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) postdocs. Please click on the appropriate link below to learn more.