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.

Instructions for Requesting an Exemption

Unvaccinated faculty and staff can request an exemption 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.


  1. Download and print the applicable exemption request form listed among the choices below;
  2. Complete all sections of the exemption request form, to include any requested explanations, supporting documentation, or required signatures; and
  3. Upload the exemption request form to your Return To Campus portal (see below).

Exemption Request Forms

Download the form you need to request your exemption:

Submit Your Form

Once you have completed all sections of your exemption request form, click the button below to upload your document.

Upload Exemption Form


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