University operations

What do faculty, staff, and students need to know before coming to campus or to a JHU work location?

Masking

Masking is optional in classrooms, lab- and studio-based classes, university administrative spaces, research labs, public spaces, athletic facilities, and non-classroom communal spaces such as residence halls and libraries.

If you choose to wear a mask, the most effective types of face coverings are:

  • N95 masks
  • KN95 masks
  • KF94 masks
  • A combination of a cloth mask with a surgical mask

The university has obtained a large supply of N95 and KN95 masks to distribute; affiliates are entitled to two masks per week while supplies last. Masks can be picked up at asymptomatic testing locations on campus.

Vaccination and Booster Requirements

All eligible individuals affiliates must be vaccinated and boosted. Proof of vaccination/booster must be uploaded to the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Management System. Full vaccination including a booster is highly protective against severe illness and hospitalization. More information on the booster requirement

Asymptomatic Testing

All JHU students, staff, and faculty may also utilize JHU testing sites for voluntary asymptomatic COVID testing. More information on testing locations and schedules

Other requirements

Note: The School of Medicine follows Johns Hopkins Medicine’s rules and policies. Masking rule information and general information on JHM’s vaccination policy are available online.

Last updated: July 18, 2022 4:05pm

Is social distancing required?

No. Based on CDC advisories and our consultation with experts in public health and infectious disease, we are confident that our current vaccination mandate is sufficient at this time without the need for distancing or de-densification in our facilities or on university transportation.

Last updated: March 9, 2022 4:59pm

Do decisions about activities and health and safety protocols apply to buildings not located on the university’s main campuses?

All reopening plans and health and safety guidelines established by the university apply to people taking part in activities in all of its owned or leased locations.

Last updated: Dec 16, 2020 3:36pm

Which rules apply to School of Medicine staff?

The School of Medicine follows Johns Hopkins Medicine’s rules and policies. Masking rule information and general information on JHM’s vaccination policy are available online.

Last updated: Aug 9, 2021 4:38pm

Health + Safety

I feel ill or am concerned about COVID-19 exposure. What should I do?
Johns Hopkins faculty and staff who feel ill should call the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Call Center at 443-287-8500, seven days a week, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Alternately, you can self-schedule a symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID test through your Hopkins MyChart.
Students should call 410-516-5709 seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., or email SHWCintake@jhu.edu.
When you call, representatives will discuss next steps, arrange for testing if needed, and assist in transmitting information to Occupational Health or Student Affairs. The JHCCC will also manage the process to identify and assist people who may have had contact with someone who tests positive.
The JHCCC is staffed by Johns Hopkins nurses, physicians, and specially trained nursing and medical students, but you are always free to call your personal primary care provider, and should continue to do so for family members who have symptoms.
As has always been the case, individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for infection with SARS-CoV-2 should self-isolate at home except to get medical care until it’s safe to be around others.

Last updated: Aug 1, 2022 3:03pm

What should I do if I test positive at home?

Students who test positive at home should complete this form and wait for a nurse from the Student Health and Wellness Center to contact you.

Employees who test positive at home should either call the JHCCC at 443-287-8500 or complete this form; a nurse will call you with next steps.

Last updated: Aug 29, 2022 10:41am

When can I leave isolation and resume normal activities after a COVID infection if I had symptoms?

The CDC advises: You can end self-isolation after 5 (full) days since symptoms first appeared AND 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving. JHU will release students from isolation after 5 days if they are symptom-free.

We further require that, afterwards, individuals wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until they have reached 10 days from the onset of their illness. 

Last updated: July 22, 2022 9:05am

How long after a natural COVID infection should you wait before getting the vaccine?

In most cases, you should wait until you are out of isolation (all COVID symptoms have resolved) to get the vaccine. If you were treated with monoclonal antibodies and/or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting the vaccine. Affiliates may request a medical exception to wait to get the vaccine until the 90 days has elapsed.

Last updated: March 9, 2022 5:07pm

Where can I get more information about COVID vaccine safety and effectiveness?

We have a tremendous amount of information and support available for those who have questions about the vaccine or want to learn more. JHM has compiled a set of resources on Covid vaccine effectiveness and safety and what to expect when getting vaccinated. JHU’s Coronavirus Resource Center has extensive information about how the vaccines were developed and tested, as well as data on their distribution in the U.S. and internationally. 

Last updated: June 22, 2021 12:17pm

Can vaccinated and unvaccinated students share a room as roommates?

Yes. Vaccinated and unvaccinated students can room together, and roommate decisions will not be influenced by vaccination status.

Last updated: May 19, 2021 4:11pm

How does the university learn if an employee or student working in a lab tests positive for COVID-19?

All students, faculty, and staff who are participating in on-campus activities should monitor themselves daily for any symptoms. Anyone who has symptoms associated with COVID-19 or who has concerns about exposure to COVID-19 is strongly encouraged to call the Johns Hopkins COVID Call Center, or JHCCC, at 833-546-7546 to be triaged to determine if they meet the criteria for testing. In the case of employees, their supervisor will be informed that the employee is “off-duty” until cleared. In the case of students, their school’s Student Affairs representative will be notified that the student is “off-duty.” The student’s name will be shared with the student’s consent.

The JHCCC will inform you of your test result if you are tested at a Johns Hopkins facility. If your test is negative, your supervisor or Student Affairs Representative will receive a message that you have been cleared. If you test positive, you will remain “off-duty” and there will be no additional communication to your supervisor or Student Affairs representative until you are cleared. You are encouraged but not required to share the information with your supervisor or Student Affairs representative.

Last updated: Dec 3, 2020 12:00am

How do I get cleared to go back to work or class after I recover from COVID-19?

JHU affiliates who test positive through the JHU testing process will be contacted by phone or email by the JHCCC or the Student Health Center. If you are an employee and tested at home, call the JHCCC at 833-546-7546 to be sure the university knows that you are off-duty due to COVID. If you are a student and tested at home, complete the Student Health and Wellness form to be sure the university knows that you have tested positive and will not be required to test for 90 days.

You are required to isolate for five days from the date of your positive test; the date of your positive test is considered Day 1. Your supervisor or school student affairs staff will be contacted to note that you are off-duty/away from class. During this time, you are not permitted to be on campus and should coordinate with your supervisor/instructors to determine if you should take sick leave or can continue some activities remotely. You will be automatically notified when you are cleared, and may return to campus on the sixth day if you are free of symptoms; a negative test is not required to return to campus.

Last updated: April 18, 2022 10:05am

What has been done about air ventilation in buildings in light of the danger of airborne transmission?

Following CDC and ASHRAE guidance, JH Facilities assessed and improved building ventilation where possible—the number of air exchanges per hour, filtration,  and amount of fresh air intake. Facilities is also performing preventative maintenance checks to ensure filters have been changed and that systems are working properly.  

Last updated: May 11, 2022 11:25am

Diagnostic Testing

Who is required to test?

Routine asymptomatic testing is no longer required for anyone, including those with exceptions to the university’s vaccine mandate; voluntary PCR-based saliva testing remains available.

Last updated: Aug 4, 2022 10:54am

Where should I go for testing? Can I go to an off-campus pharmacy or do an at-home test?

For testing required by the university, you must come to one of several campus testing locations across JHU. All specimen analyses will be conducted by a laboratory that is located within the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and all results will be posted to MyChart. Off-campus tests at local pharmacies and at-home tests are not accepted.

JHU testing sites are also available at any time to all affiliates for elective, optional testing, but affiliates are also free to have elective testing done at locations not affiliated with the university.

 

Last updated: March 9, 2022 5:12pm

How do I make a testing appointment?

Appointments can be made through MyChart (also available as a mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play). You must have an active MyChart account to participate in the testing and vaccination programs at JHU. If you are having issues activating your MyChart, call 888-676-3433 or email Testinginfo@jhu.edu.

Also see: Testing locations and schedules

Last updated: April 6, 2022 5:03pm

Where is testing available and what are the hours of operation?

The university has established several campus locations across JHU for mandatory or voluntary testing. Detailed testing site information and hours of operation can be found on the Testing Locations + Schedules page on this website. 

Last updated: Aug 9, 2021 4:00pm

Vaccinations

Why is Johns Hopkins University requiring the COVID vaccine?

Multiple vaccines have been demonstrated to provide high levels of protection against the COVID virus with reports of only minimal and brief side effects following administration. Ensuring that the overwhelming percentage of our community’s population is vaccinated will greatly reduce the risk of the virus’s spread on our campuses and will also protect our neighbors in Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins affiliates who are required to be vaccinated—and who were not vaccinated at a Johns Hopkins Medicine facility—can upload a photo of their COVID-19 vaccination record to the JHU Vaccine Management System. Affiliates may also submit an exception request in the VMS.

More information about submitting proof of vaccination to the VMS is available on the COVID Info website.

We encourage anyone interested in learning more about the science of the vaccine to visit Johns Hopkins Medicine’s COVID-19 Vaccine Safety website.

Last updated: July 12, 2021 2:52pm

Who is included in the vaccination mandate?

COVID-19 vaccination and booster are required for all JHU faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who work or study at a U.S.-based university campus or worksite. That includes:

  • Members of collective bargaining units.
  • Contractors who provide services to the university community and whose primary work location is on university properties located in Maryland or Washington, D.C., regardless of employer, except contractors or vendors whose presence at any JHU property is solely limited to the delivery of goods.
  • Those who are doing business on behalf of the university, including individuals engaged in work-related travel.

Medical and religious exceptions will be made where appropriate.

School of Medicine affiliates will be governed by Johns Hopkins Health System vaccination policies.

“Worksite” includes locations that are not within the Homewood, East Baltimore, or Washington, DC campuses, such as but not limited to Keswick, Mt. Washington, etc.

Visitors who fall under the JHU Visitor Policy (i.e., visiting faculty, students, and scholars) are subject to the vaccination mandate.

Last updated: April 18, 2022 10:05am

Which vaccines are accepted?

JHU accepts both FDA-approved vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen, Novavax) and vaccines administered outside the U.S.; Johns Hopkins Medicine (including the JHU School of Medicine) only accepts FDA-authorized COVID vaccines. In addition, all JHU affiliates must receive an mRNA Covid booster (either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) as soon as they are eligible (the booster is not required for School of Medicine affiliates). All vaccination documentation must be uploaded to the Vaccine Management System (VMS).

Only mRNA boosters (Pfizer/Moderna) will be accepted. If you already received a J&J booster, you may wait six months to get the mRNA booster. If you were vaccinated with a non-FDA-approved vaccine (e.g., Sinopharm, Sinovac, etc.), you are immediately eligible for a booster (you may wait 28 days following your last dose). Only one booster dose (either Pfizer or Moderna) is required for those individuals.

Last updated: Aug 1, 2022 2:45pm

Are there exceptions to the vaccination mandate?

Yes. Medical and religious exceptions will be made using the standard vaccine exemption process in the Vaccine Management System.

Last updated: Jan 12, 2022 2:53pm

Booster requirements and recommendations

How will I know when I’m due to get my booster?

You are eligible for the original booster if you got your second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine five months ago or more, or the single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago. You are eligible for the new bivalent booster if you got your final baseline shot more than two months ago. 

Note: The JHU requirement is that a Pfizer or Moderna booster must be completed six months after the date of your last Pfizer/Moderna vaccination or two months after your J&J vaccination (even if you became eligible sooner, based on the type of vaccine that you got). You will have two weeks after the deadline to upload your documentation to the Vaccine Management System.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 9:50am

Which boosters are being accepted?

Only mRNA boosters (Pfizer/Moderna) will be accepted. If you already received a J&J booster, you may wait six months to get the mRNA booster. If you were vaccinated with a non-FDA-approved vaccine (e.g., Sinopharm, Sinovac, etc.), you are immediately eligible for a booster (you may wait 28 days following your last dose). Only one booster dose (either Pfizer or Moderna) is required for those individuals. 

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 9:52am

What if I already had the J&J booster?

If you have already had two shots of the J&J vaccine (a base dose and a J&J booster), you should get a Pfizer or Moderna booster when you become eligible, six months after your second J&J shot. Make sure your J&J booster date is uploaded in the Vaccine Management System.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 9:54am

How do I upload the booster documentation?

Log in to Vaccine Management System and select “Submit new vaccination.” Then select “COVID-19 Booster” from the drop-down menu (make sure you don’t select “COVID-19”).

Last updated: Dec 27, 2021 8:51am

What if I have recently had COVID? Is it safe to get the booster?

Having had COVID-19 in the past is NOT a permissible criterion for an exception. If you didn’t get monoclonal antibodies during your infection, then you can get the booster as soon as you have left isolation and are symptom-free. At that point you may get boosted at any local pharmacy or doctor’s office. Note: If you prefer to book a booster at a Johns Hopkins clinic or physician’s office, MyChart will only allow you to do so beginning on Day 21 after a positive test.

If you did receive monoclonal antibodies as a part of your treatment, you should wait 90 days before you get the booster. 

If you are symptomatic with a COVID-19 infection, you are permitted to delay receiving your booster until symptoms resolve. In these cases, you should request a medical postponement in the Vaccine Management System so that you get the additional time. To do so, log in to VMS and select “Request exception” and the system will lead you through the process.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:07am

I got both of the vaccine shots as required, then got COVID. Am I still required to get a booster, or can I get a medical exception?

Having had COVID-19 in the past is NOT a permissible criterion for an exception. If you didn’t get monoclonal antibodies during your infection, then you can get the booster as soon as you have left isolation and are symptom-free. At that point you may get boosted at any local pharmacy or doctor’s office. Note: if you prefer to book a booster at a Johns Hopkins clinic or physician’s office, MyChart will only allow you to do so beginning 10 days after a positive test (20 days if immunosuppressed). 

If you did receive monoclonal antibodies as a part of your treatment, you should wait 90 days before you get the booster. 

If you are symptomatic with a COVID-19 infection, you are permitted to delay receiving your booster until symptoms resolve. In these cases, you should request a medical postponement in the Vaccine Management System so that you get the additional time. To do so, log in to VMS and select “Request exception” and the system will lead you through the process.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:09am

What if my COVID shot was not one of the three main vaccines? Do I need to be revaccinated before I get the booster?

If you have gotten a vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization but not one authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, you are immediately eligible for a booster (you may wait 28 days following your last dose). Only one booster dose (either Pfizer or Moderna) is required for those individuals.

This is a change from previous university policy (which required those with international vaccines to be revaccinated), based on emerging science related to the efficacy of boosters. 

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:11am

Bivalent boosters

How do the bivalent vaccines differ from the previous vaccines?

Previous mRNA vaccines were designed using the original strain of COVID-19. The bivalent vaccine has been designed using both the original strain of COVID-19 and newer omicron subvariants that have arisen over the course of the pandemic. The updated bivalent boosters target the most recent omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, that are more contagious than earlier strains of omicron. 

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:29am

Who will be eligible to receive a bivalent booster?

Individuals ages 12 or older are now authorized to get the new Pfizer-BioNTech booster. Individuals 18 or older are eligible for the updated Moderna COVID-19 shot. If you haven’t received a booster previously, the bivalent booster is the only option now available as the original (monovalent) mRNA booster is no longer administered. 

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:30am

Are Johns Hopkins affiliates required to receive the bivalent booster?

All affiliates are required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster. While the bivalent booster, specifically, is not required, it is highly encouraged. 

 

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:32am

If the bivalent booster is not required, why should I consider getting it?

Among our tools, vaccination has proven to be successful in reducing the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. Updated COVID-19 boosters can both help restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination and provide broader protection against newer variants. The CDC has recommended this vaccine, and our health advisors believe that this new type of booster is a good option for our students, faculty, and staff to continue to protect themselves and our community against COVID, even if they have already received one of the original boosters. 

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:37am

I recently received the initial vaccine or a booster of the original vaccine. Should I get the new bivalent booster right away?

Individuals who recently received their initial COVID-19 vaccine or a booster should wait at least two months before getting the updated booster, according to the FDA. Getting the new booster too soon could limit its effectiveness.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:43am

I was recently infected with COVID. Should I still get the bivalent booster?

According to the CDC, people who recently had a COVID-19 infection should consider delaying their booster shot by three months from symptom onset or positive test (if the infection was asymptomatic). If someone experienced a rebound infection after taking Paxlovid, the CDC recommends counting three months from the second symptom onset.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:41am

Can I mix and match the type of vaccine I get for a booster shot, even if it is different from what I received initially?

Individuals 18 years and older who are eligible for a booster dose are now authorized to receive either the updated Pfizer or Moderna bivalent boosters. Individuals ages 12 or older are now authorized to get the new Pfizer-BioNTech booster.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:44am

Can I receive the bivalent booster at the same time I receive my flu vaccine?

Yes, it is safe to receive your bivalent booster and flu vaccine at the same time.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:48am

Can bivalent vaccines be used as an initial course of vaccination?

At this time, the bivalent vaccine is considered only a booster, not a means of primary vaccination. For the foreseeable future, any adult starting a COVID-19 vaccination schedule will receive the original COVID-19 vaccine for their initial shots.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:49am

Will bivalent boosters be available through Johns Hopkins vaccine clinics?

Yes, Johns Hopkins is planning to have the bivalent booster available at upcoming onsite clinics. Students, faculty, and staff will be expected to sign up for appointments in MyChart. You will also need to complete the updated COVID booster consent form within MyChart prior to your appointment. Booster availability is not guaranteed for walk-in appointments.

The bivalent booster is also widely available at local pharmacies. 

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:51am

How does the availability of bivalent boosters affect international students?

University policy has not changed—individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccination using a vaccine that is WHO-authorized but not FDA-authorized (e.g., AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinovac, Sinopharm, etc.) must have an mRNA booster. The new bivalent booster will fulfill that requirement.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2022 10:54am

Vaccination mandate – faculty and staff

Can I take time off to get vaccinated?

Yes. Faculty and staff can take up to two days off to be vaccinated and/or to recover from any side effects of the vaccine. See JHU HR Information Regarding Novel Coronavirus for details.

Last updated: June 30, 2021 12:41pm

Can I take time off to be tested?

Yes. You are permitted 30 minutes of time off for testing. (This does not need to be accounted for specifically in your E210 time sheet.)

Last updated: Aug 4, 2022 10:56am

How do the vaccination policies apply to faculty, students, or staff who may be returning to Johns Hopkins’ U.S.-based worksites from abroad?

If the affiliate was able to be vaccinated abroad with a non-FDA vaccine, those doses will be accepted by JHU. Email a copy of the vaccination documentation to VMS@jhu.edu and it will be uploaded to VMS for you. These affiliates should then get an mRNA booster (either Pfizer or Moderna) to be in compliance with JHU requirements. If the affiliate was not vaccinated abroad, they should start their COVID vaccine in the U.S.

Last updated: March 9, 2022 5:01pm

Does the mandate apply to university contractors?

The mandate includes non-employees who provide services to the university community and whose primary work location is on university properties located in Maryland or Washington, D.C., regardless of employer, with the exception of contractors or vendors whose presence at any JHU property is solely limited to the delivery of goods.

Last updated: June 9, 2021 12:53pm

Can I ask my colleagues/can they ask me about my vaccination status?

Managers and business partners have a business need-to-know in many situations, and are allowed to ask about vaccine status. However, it is not the same for colleagues/peers. Asking why an individual did not receive a vaccination may elicit private information about a disability and forcing a co-worker to disclose a disability could be noncompliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In other words, asking about status is only allowed if it is “job-related and consistent with business necessity,” which means that JHU and managers can ask their direct reports, as can HR business partners. However, peers/colleagues do not have a business necessity to know this. Therefore, while you may be allowed to ask your coworker, they have the right to refuse to tell you (and vice versa).

Last updated: Aug 4, 2022 10:57am

Who will know my status if I upload my vaccine information to the Vaccine Management System?

Your manager and divisional HR business partner will have access to see your status but will not know why you were granted an exception, if you have one. Managers and HR have permission to access this information for business-related reasons (such as when it is a requirement for working in person), to ensure that everyone is being compliant with the vaccination mandate or the masking and COVID testing requirements associated with an approved exception to the mandate. 

Last updated: July 1, 2021 3:32pm

What are the COVID vaccination requirements for new JHU employees?

All JHU employees (faculty, staff, bargaining unit members, contractors, and postdoctoral fellows), including School of Medicine employees, are required to be vaccinated unless they have obtained an approved exception. JHU accepts both FDA-approved vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen) and vaccines administered outside the U.S.; Johns Hopkins Medicine (including the JHU School of Medicine) only accepts FDA-authorized COVID vaccines. In addition, all JHU employees must receive an mRNA COVID booster (either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) as soon as they are eligible. All vaccination documentation must be uploaded to the Vaccine Management System (VMS).

New employees may submit a request for a religious or medical exception to the vaccine requirement through the Vaccine Management System (VMS). The request must be submitted and approved within two weeks of the first day of employment.

If the new employee does not show progress toward compliance with the vaccination requirement, they will be out of compliance and should not be on-campus until they complete the required steps.

Last updated: March 9, 2022 5:02pm

Vaccination mandate – international students

What should I do if I only need a second dose, because I received a first dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine while living abroad?

For those who may have received a first dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine abroad and only need to receive a second dose of an FDA-authorized vaccine, please be sure to bring any paperwork you have that shows the vaccination information and date of vaccination. After you are vaccinated, you must upload proof of both vaccines in one submission. (The Vaccine Management System allows submission of multiple documents, so please submit any proof of vaccine and English translations for documents in languages other than English.) 

While you are permitted to be vaccinated at any U.S. pharmacy or other vaccination location, it may be easiest to get a second dose through Johns Hopkins University or Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Last updated: March 9, 2022 5:05pm

Can I receive only one dose of an FDA vaccine as a booster if I have already been vaccinated with a non-FDA vaccine?

Yes, individuals who work or study outside of the School of Medicine may receive one booster dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna).

If you work or study in the School of Medicine, you must follow Johns Hopkins Health System guidance and are required to be revaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J).

Last updated: Jan 12, 2022 3:50pm

VMS: How to Submit Proof of Vaccination or Request an Exception

How do I report my vaccination status?

All JHU affiliates must log in to the Vaccine Management System (VMS) to upload their flu, COVID, and COVID booster vaccination documentation.

Last updated: Jan 12, 2022 3:53pm

How will the university verify COVID vaccine records from other countries in other languages?

The university asks that vaccination documentation in other languages be translated (and certified) before they are uploaded to the forthcoming Vaccine Management System. All affiliates will electronically sign their submission to affirm that the information that they provided is accurate.

Last updated: June 22, 2021 12:15pm

How can JHU ask about my vaccine status? Isn’t this a HIPAA violation?

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has confirmed that Federal EEO laws do not prevent an employer from requiring all employees physically entering the workplace to be vaccinated for COVID-19, so long as employers provide reasonable accommodations and other EEO considerations. The EEOC does not consider questions about vaccination status to be medical inquiries. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, provides protections for patients’ confidential health information, and it covers what your health care provider can share with others—not employers and what they can ask for.

Last updated: June 23, 2021 5:01pm

What file types are acceptable for uploading proof of vaccination?

You can upload a JPEG, HEIC (iPhone), or PNG photo of your vaccination card or a PDF copy of a vaccination record.

Last updated: July 22, 2021 10:45am

What do I do if I lost my vaccination card?

If you were vaccinated in Maryland; West Virginia; or Washington, D.C., you can register and obtain your COVID-19 vaccination record from Maryland MyIR, a free website service that allows consumers to view and print copies of their official vaccination records directly from ImmuNet, Maryland’s immunization information system. Just register, download or print a copy of your certification of vaccination, and upload it into VMS.

If you were not vaccinated in Maryland, your doctor’s office or the location where you were vaccinated (e.g., CVS, Walgreens, etc.) should also have a record and you should reach out to them to get a copy. You may also be able to locate this on your patient portal or on the pharmacy website under prescription records or immunization record. You can find your state’s immunization records system at this link provided by the CDC.

Last updated: July 18, 2022 1:45pm