Jefferson University Hospitals

Mandatory COVID Vaccine for Jefferson Staff and Employees

08/10/21

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Update 8/20/21: The City of Philadelphia is mandating those who work in health care and education must receive the vaccination by October 15th. Those who work at locations outside of Philadelphia are still required to meet the October 29th deadline.

Jefferson’s central priority throughout the pandemic has always been to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, students, employees and the communities we serve. With increased cases of the highly contagious Delta variant, we have made the decision to require COVID-19 vaccination for all employees and medical staff who work in clinical environments, as well as faculty and staff in our academic environments. This mandate must be met by October 15, 2021.

While we have the deepest appreciation and respect for all of our faculty, employees, students and patients, we must maintain a safe environment. This decision is based on the threat of the Delta variant, the strength of the science surrounding the vaccine, the many valued conversations we’ve had with our employees, and the overwhelming support for requiring vaccination from the CDC, and many major healthcare organizations, universities and professional societies.