Faculty and Staff Requirement

A vaccinator administers a shot to a man in Jadwin Gym at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Faculty and Staff Vaccination Requirement

Princeton University requires that all faculty, staff, researchers, appointed visiting faculty and researchers, temporary employees, and independent contractors (i.e., individuals working alongside with or providing services to students and employees) receive and provide proof of being up to date on all COVID-19 vaccines and boosters authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or World Health Organization. The requirement applies to all employees regardless of work location, including partial or full remote work domestically, and others routinely working on campus or in property occupied by the University.

  • As of March 15, 2022, individuals are eligible to receive COVID boosters 5 months after their initial COVID vaccines, and should do so within 30 days of that 5 month mark. This timeline is regardless of a recent COVID diagnosis, as a review of scientific evidence indicates there is no reason to delay receiving a booster despite a recent COVID infection.

    • Employees must upload proof of booster to VacStatus.


For those applying for an accommodation, a small group led by University Health Services and including representatives from Human Resources, Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Disability Services, and Religious Life will review applications for accommodations.

You can learn more about the Vaccine requirements and accommodations process in the Q&As. 

Faculty and Staff Vaccination Q&A

Vaccination and Booster Policy

Vaccination Requirements and Accommodations

VacStatus: Uploading and Checking Information

Medical Records and Insurance

Entering Information Into VacStatus