Northeastern University requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff by this fall semester

BOSTON — Northeastern University announced Monday morning that all faculty and staff based in the United States will be required to get their COVID-19 vaccinations by this fall semester.

This follows after Northeastern was among one of the first universities to require that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall.

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All faculty and staff must submit the verification of their vaccinations by Sept. 8, through the university’s online wellness portal, under the link that reads “Vaccine Verification.” University officials told staff and faculty that the vaccination verification process is required.

“The university will take all steps necessary to ensure full compliance with this policy,” said Ken Henderson, chancellor and senior vice president for learning at Northeastern, in a message to faculty and staff on Monday.

Faculty and staff will be able to submit requests for exemptions to the vaccine requirement for medical reasons or where someone expresses a sincerely held religious belief.

For more information regarding this recent change at Northeastern and the requirements staff, faculty, and students must follow before returning to campus this fall semester, click here.

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