Vaccine Exemption

Emory University requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, with exceptions only for those with approved medical or religious exemptions or medical deferrals.

Instructions for Requesting an Exemption or Medical Deferral

Unvaccinated faculty and staff can request an exemption or medical deferral from the COVID-19 vaccine or the COVID-19 booster for medical or religious reasons only.

Exemption requests will be reviewed by a multidisciplinary committee, in alignment with other exemption processes across Emory, to approve or deny the request. Notification of the committee’s decision will be emailed in a timely manner. Approved COVID-19 vaccination exemptions will be extended for the COVID-19 booster; there is no need to reapply if you have already received an approved exemption.

Steps to request an exemption:


Log in to PeopleSoft/Self-Service.


Click on the "Workplace Health" tile. You will be prompted to log in again.

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You are now on the H.O.M.E. health portal. If you are a supervisor, you will see two options; click on the first button, Emory H.O.M.E portal. If you are not a supervisor, you will already be on the dashboard.


Click on the "Vaccine Consents/Questionnaires tab" from the left-hand menu.

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Click on the "COVID Vaccine Exemption Questionnaire button" and complete the questionnaire in its entirety.

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Additional University Supporting Exemption Forms

While completing the COVID Vaccine Exemption Questionnaire, you may be required to upload additional information based on your responses. In this event, please download, fill out, and upload the requested form as appropriate while completing the COVID Vaccine Exemption Questionnaire. It will be required as part of the submission. Additional forms include the following:

You can also access the supplemental forms and return to this page by clicking on the button, University Supporting Exemption Forms, in the H.O.M.E portal.

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If you have questions, please contact or your supervisor or HR leader.