COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The University strongly recommends that all Faculty and Staff receive COVID-19 vaccination in order to safeguard the health of our employees, students, and campus community from COVID-19.

This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and all applicable state and local health orders.

All members of the Brandeis community - faculty, staff, and students - are strongly encouraged to remain up to date on all vaccinations for COVID-19 with a World Health Organization (WHO)- or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - authorized or approved vaccine. Brandeis community members are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations if they have received all appropriate boosters for which they are eligible. Use this link to find the latest guidelines, as defined by the CDC.


This policy applies to all employees (not including contractors or vendors) and affiliates.

Documentation of Vaccination

At this time, we will no longer require proof of vaccination to begin or continue employment.


Employees have the right to report work-related injuries and illnesses, and the University will not discharge or discriminate or otherwise retaliate against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses or good faith health and safety concerns.

Policy Modification

Governmental and public health guidelines and restrictions and industry best practices regarding COVID- 19 and COVID-19 vaccines are changing rapidly as new information becomes available, further research is conducted, and additional vaccines are approved and distributed. The University reserves the right to modify this policy at any time in its sole discretion to adapt to changing circumstances and business needs, consistent with its commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Policy Owner

Office of Human Resources/Occupational Health

Effective Date:
June 1, 2023