All Duke University students, faculty and staff must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption by the beginning of the 2021 fall semester. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks and participate in regular surveillance testing until further notice.
Outside Vaccination Reporting
If you received the COVID-19 vaccine outside of the Duke Employee/Student vaccination clinic (e.g. pharmacy, health department, other institution), please submit your completed vaccination card to Duke Employee Health or Duke Student Health so your records can be updated accordingly.
Newly hired Duke employees will be required, at a minimum, to have received a single dose of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination or a Duke-approved medical or religious exemption prior to their start of work date. Employees receiving mRNA COVID-19 vaccines will be expected to complete the initial series within 30 days from their initial dose.
New Duke employees are required to receive a booster dose 5 months after the second dose of an mRNA vaccine or 2 months after a vector vaccine. New hires who are eligible for a booster prior to their employment start date are required to receive the booster or have a Duke approved exemption prior to beginning employment. If the new employee is not yet eligible for a booster at the time of their start of employment, they will have until 28 days after becoming eligible under CDC and state guidelines to receive a booster or an approved exemption.
Duke Manager's COVID Responsibilities for New Hires
Duke requires new hires to have their first dose of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption before they start work at Duke. If the new hire is eligible for a booster then EOHW will not clear them for hire until they have had the booster or are approved for an exemption.
The hiring manager is responsible to ensure their new hire becomes fully compliant with the vaccination policy if they begin work with incomplete vaccination or are not yet eligible for booster.