Last updated: November 29, 2022

Requirement

All MIT faculty, staff, and enrolled students must receive all doses in the primary series of the Covid-19 vaccine plus one booster when eligible, or have received an exemption from vaccination, in order to work, study, and/or live on campus. MIT strongly encourages receiving additional boosters when recommended by the CDC.

[If you have not done so already, please share your current vaccine status now.]

The vaccination requirement also applies to partners, spouses, and family members (those eligible and old enough for vaccination) living in MIT residences or FSILGs; certain contractors and others regularly working on campus; and other individuals who regularly access MIT facilities in Cambridge, such as DAPER.

MIT will accept all vaccines that have received either Emergency Use Authorization or final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, as well as those vaccines with an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization. Proof of vaccination must be submitted using Covid Vaccine in the Atlas mobile app or at Covid Vaccine. Access to this information will be limited, as provided in the Covid Pass privacy statement, and will be used to monitor the level of vaccination in our community and take measures to mitigate or respond to any outbreaks.

Exemptions

Normally, exemptions to this requirement may only be granted to faculty, staff, or students for medical or religious reasons, or to staff who are working entirely internationally; temporary exemptions may be granted to international students who are unable to access an FDA- or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine before arriving on campus.

Individuals with approved religious or medical exemptions from the Institute’s vaccine requirement are also exempt from the booster requirement; since they have not received the primary vaccine series, they are not eligible for a booster. Individuals who were approved for an exemption but then received the primary vaccine series must reapply for an exemption from the booster requirement.

Vaccinated individuals who are eligible for a booster but who would like to request an exemption from the booster requirement should request an exemption as soon as possible at covidvaccine.mit.edu or via the vaccine module on the Atlas app.

Travel

Community members seeking to participate in MIT-sponsored international or domestic travel must comply with MIT’s Covid-19 vaccination policy in order to travel.

Visitors

All campus visitors and attendees of MIT-sponsored events are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19 unless they have a religious or medical exemption.

Questions?

MIT Medical has answers to common questions about vaccination and how and when you can get your vaccine or booster shot. If you have further questions about MIT’s vaccine requirement and would like to speak with someone, please email vaccine-requirement@mit.edu.