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Vaccination Requirements for Employees in Health Care Facilities

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Updated 04/10/23

Stanford employees who work in health care facilities must comply with the Stanford Medicine vaccination requirements. Per the Stanford Medicine vaccination requirements, all clinical, patient-facing employees (faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, student employees) at the School of Medicine, including those who work in or frequent clinical and hospital areas, must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination (completion of primary vaccine series) in alignment with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services protocols.

Stanford employees who do not frequent a hospital or clinical building are not required to comply with this vaccine requirement.

To comply with this requirement, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars should ensure they have completed the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Those who wish to submit a medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination requirement should follow the accommodation process.

New Hires

New hires must comply with this vaccine requirement and submit proof of vaccination to Stanford Medicine Workforce Health and Wellness at 300 Pasteur Drive, Ground Floor, H0124 or via email to

If you are a new hire requesting an accommodation, please submit one medical or religious accommodation. Please note that new hires must provide proof of vaccination or have a medical or religious accommodation approved by the university in advance of their start date.


If you have questions about whether this requirement applies to you, please reach out to your supervisor or HR Manager. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am unable to take the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons? (Updated 12/14/21)

Faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholars may apply for an accommodation based on a disability or medical condition. Medical accommodations will be allowed only for specific reasons consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including:

  • Documented history of severe allergic reaction to one or more components of all three currently approved COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Documented history of severe or immediate-type hypersensitivity allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine, and separate contraindication to other available formulations.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccination Medical and Religious Accommodation criteria and process or submit a request for accommodation

What is the process to request a medical accommodation? (Updated 12/14/21)
What if I am unable to take the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons? (Added 12/14/21)

In accordance with relevant federal and California law, and in accordance with Stanford’s policy on workplace accommodations, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars may apply for an accommodation based on a sincerely held religious belief. Please be advised that social, political, or economic philosophies, or personal preferences, are not considered to be religious beliefs. Learn more about the Medical and Religious Accommodation Criteria and Process

What is the process to request a religious accommodation? (Updated 12/14/21)
How do I upload my vaccination documentation into Health Check?

If this is your first time using Health Check, watch the video on the Health Check Vaccination page, to learn more about how to upload your COVID-19 vaccination documentation or refer to this ServiceNow article for step-by-step instructions.