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Novel Coronavirus

Vaccine requirement for employees

Oct. 20, 2021

Update: The deadline has been changed to Jan. 4, 2022. For more information, please see the Nov. 9 update

Arizona State University will comply with President Joe Biden’s recent executive order that requires all employees of federal contractors — which includes all employees of the university — to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. ASU receives hundreds of millions of dollars from federal contracts annually; these funds are essential to ASU’s mission as a comprehensive public research university and the Arizona economy. 

Under the executive order, all ASU employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 8, 2021, or have a religious or medical accommodation on file with the university. Full vaccination occurs 14 days after your final dose — Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses; the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one dose.

This COVID-19 vaccination requirement includes undergraduate and graduate student employees, employees in all ASU locations and employees who work remotely.

Employees are asked to upload their vaccination record as soon as possible. Student workers will need to upload their proof of vaccination to the employee portal, even if they have already done so in the student health portal.

If you have not yet been vaccinated, ASU offers COVID-19 vaccines for students and employees, and you may find other convenient vaccine locations. Consider starting the process soon to meet the Dec. 8 deadline. Visit the Safer Federal Workforce FAQs webpage for additional details and information about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

For questions about medical or religious accommodations, visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage

We appreciate your understanding as ASU follows federal guidelines. 

Posted: Oct. 20, 2021, at 12:43 p.m.