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In support of Rutgers’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community, the University has updated its Immunization Requirements for Students to include the COVID-19 vaccine. (Read Policy 10.3.14 COVID-19 Immunization Record Requirement for Students). This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students must be fully vaccinated, receive a booster shot when eligible, and upload record of these vaccinations to the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal. All employees, both faculty and staff, are also required to upload proof of vaccination and proof of booster shot as soon as eligible. The university requirements allow for medical and religious exemptions.

Upload your Vaccination and Booster Documentation

Students: Rutgers students must upload their vaccination and booster documentation on the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. A NetID and password are required. Booster documentation is required within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Exemption forms for students are available on the student immunization portal. Those who have received an exemption from vaccination are also excused from the booster requirement. Students who have recently tested positive may extend the booster deadline by 90 days from the date of their positive COVID test. The application process can be found here.

Faculty/staff: Employees must upload vaccination and booster documentation to the faculty/staff COVID-19 Vaccination portal (NetID and password are required). Booster documentation is required within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Employees who have recently tested positive may extend this booster deadline by 90 days from the date of their positive COVID test. The application process can be found at https://rtr.ipo.rutgers.edu/vaccines/.

An employee requesting a religious exemption must submit a completed request form via the Rutgers Vaccination Portal (NetID required).

Any employee seeking an exemption for the required COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of covered individual status, may access exemption request information under University Policy 60.1.35. Those who have received an exemption from vaccination are also excused from the booster requirement.

 

Vaccine Information

Although our vaccination requirements remain in place, the university will no longer offer COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters on campus, as these are readily available at pharmacies, clinics, and physician offices. Rutgers’ COVID-19 vaccination locations were closed by September 30, 2022.

Students may request an exemption from the vaccination and booster requirements for medical or religious reasons. Students enrolled in fully online degree-granting programs (typically defined as having no access to on-campus facilities), as well as individuals participating in fully online or off-campus Continuing Education programs, will not need to provide proof of vaccination. [Note: Registering for classes that are fully remote (synchronous/asynchronous) is not the same as being enrolled in a fully online degree-granting program.]

COVID-19 Vaccine for Rutgers Students

COVID-19 Vaccine for Rutgers Employees

General COVID-19 Vaccine Questions