Academic COVID Vaccine Guidelines

Academic COVID Vaccine Guidelines

All Academic Division employees who follow SEC-045 (faculty and staff, wage and temp workers, part-time and full-time), including those working remotely, are strongly encouraged to receive their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose when eligible per CDC recommendation.


Following UVA’s recent booster deadline, Governor Glenn Youngkin signed an Executive Directive prohibiting state agencies, including institutions of higher education, from requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The small number of employees and faculty who did not comply with the University vaccination deadlines will not face sanctions. We will continue to strongly encourage anyone who has not done so already to get vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible. We will also continue to offer testing resources for all community members, particularly unvaccinated people who have a higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 and spreading the disease to others.

Optional Documentation of Vaccination and Booster Information:

Although not required, you may document your vaccination information in Workday by following these steps:

  • Look in Workday to see if you have an announcement (on the upper left side) regarding proof of vaccination.
  • If you did not receive an announcement that means your vaccine data was automatically populated in Workday because you received your vaccine from UVA Health through one of their onsite clinics.  No action is needed on your part. Note – if you received your vaccine through Seminole Square, those records did not automatically update as that clinic was sponsored by VDH, not UVA. 
  • If you did receive a notification in Workday or via email, follow the directions to document your proof of vaccination or document your status.

If you would like to enter your booster information, please visit the Entering Your Booster Information in Workday webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)