End of flu vaccine requirement for 2020-21 season

| March 23, 2021
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Note: This letter originally appeared as an email sent to the Hopkins community on March  23, 2021.

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students

While we continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and keep measures in place to help protect the health of our community, we are grateful to now be able to put the threat of another viral illness—the seasonal flu—behind us for this season. We appreciate compliance with the seasonal flu vaccination requirement for those who have spent any time on a Johns Hopkins campus to date this academic year.

Now that the threat of the 2020-2021 seasonal flu has waned, we are no longer requiring proof of flu vaccination in order to be on campus. Any affiliates who have not yet returned to campus but who may be approved to do so in the next several months will not need to obtain a flu shot for the recent 2020-2021 flu season.

For the upcoming 2021-2022 flu season, we will once again be requiring a flu vaccination for affiliates on our campuses. Later this year, we will share details about compliance deadlines, as well as how to submit proof of flu vaccination or any religious or medical exemptions.


Heidi Conway
Vice President for Human Resources

Kevin Shollenberger
Vice Provost for Student Health and Well-Being