Vaccine Exemption

All campus members are strongly encouraged to stay up-to-date on all COVID-19 vaccinations. Emory Healthcare COVID-19 requirements will still be enforced for Health Sciences students (School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Allied Health) and those university employees already subject to EHC immunization requirements. Exceptions will be provided only for those with approved medical or religious exemptions or medical deferrals.

Instructions for Requesting an Exemption or Medical Deferral

Unvaccinated faculty and staff subject to EHC immunization requirements 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.