COVID Vaccination Information

Vial of Moderna COVID-19 with needle and vaccination record card

COVID-19 remains a serious illness, and we must continue to be diligent to prevent the spread of the virus. While we have simplified our policy, we strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines have lower risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 than those who are unvaccinated or have received only the primary series. Updated COVID-19 boosters can help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination policy

As of April 1, 2024, Johns Hopkins University has changed its COVID-19 vaccination policy. The university strongly recommends that all students, staff, and faculty receive at least one dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine. While not required, you can still upload proof of your vaccination to the Vaccine Management System (VMS) as soon as you’ve had your shot.


  • School of Medicine students, trainees, and employees continue to follow Johns Hopkins Medicine policies
  • School of Nursing clinical sites have different requirements. School of Nursing students must meet SON clinical site vaccination requirements.

Faculty and staff can take up to two days off to be vaccinated and/or to recover from any side effects. Visit the Human Resources website for additional details.