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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 Interim COVID-19 Immunization Record Requirement for Students). This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students attending in the Fall 2021 semester must be fully vaccinated. In addition, in order to comply with federal Executive Order 14042, Rutgers is requiring all employees, both faculty and staff, to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021. The federal executive order allows for medical and religious exemptions.

Upload your Vaccination Documentation

Students: Enrolled students must upload their vaccination documentation on the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. A NetID and password are required.

Faculty/staff: Employees must upload vaccination documentation to the faculty/staff COVID-19 Vaccination portal by December 8, 2021. A NetID and password are required.

Employees seeking a medical or religious exemption must file a request by November 8, 2021. Any employee seeking a medical or religious exemption for the required Covid-19 vaccination, regardless of covered individual status, may access exemption request information under University Policy 100.3.1.

Download the request for exemption forms: Request for Medical Exemption and Request for Religious Exemption.

Vaccine Appointments and Information

Rutgers is offering COVID-19 vaccination to students, faculty, staff, and others who have a Rutgers NetID. The Rutgers community may register for an appointment on the Rutgers COVID-19 vaccine portal. Rutgers also is offering vaccines to the public; contact the Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Program by calling 848-445-3033, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. for assistance in scheduling an appointment.

Appointments will be available at three campus locations:

Camden: Campus Center, Lower Level, Raptor Roost Room 001, 326 Penn St., Camden
Newark: Stonsby Commons, 91 Bleeker Street, Newark
Piscataway: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, 160 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway

Each location also has walk-in hours as follows:

Camden: Wednesday, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. and noon–2 p.m.,
Newark: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Piscataway: Wednesday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

To find other vaccine sites in the state, visit the New Jersey vaccine appointment finder.

All individuals aged 12 and older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible for vaccination.

Students may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement 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.]

Employees may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons, as specified under the federal executive order.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Rutgers Students

COVID-19 Vaccine for Rutgers Employees

General COVID-19 Vaccine Questions