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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. In addition, in order to comply with federal Executive Order 14042, Rutgers is requiring all employees, both faculty and staff, to upload proof of vaccination by January 4, 2022. 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. Students enrolled in Winter and Spring 2022 semesters must upload documentation or request an exemption by December 1, 2021. Exemption forms for students are available on the student immunization portal.

Faculty/staff: Employees must upload vaccination documentation to the faculty/staff COVID-19 Vaccination portal by January 4, 2022. A NetID and password are required.

Employees seeking a medical or religious exemption must file a request by November 19, 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 employee request for exemption forms: Request for Medical Exemption and Request for Religious Exemption.

Vaccine Appointments and Information

Rutgers students, faculty, staff, and others who have a Rutgers NetID may register for an appointment for initial vaccination, additional doses, or eligible booster shots on the Rutgers COVID-19 vaccine portal. Members of the general public may receive vaccinations at Rutgers facilities by appointment; note that pediatric vaccinations for eligible children are available only at our Piscataway location. Appointments for the public can be made by calling the Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Program at 848-445-3033, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Appointments are 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

Though appointments are encouraged, each location also has walk-in hours as follows:

Camden: Tuesday, 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 5 and older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible for initial vaccination. Additional dose and booster eligibility criteria can be reviewed on the CDC’s website.

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