All newly hired UVA Health Tier 1 team members who follow policy OCH-002, including clinicians, faculty and staff who will be working at the Medical Center, UVA Physicians Group, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Health System Library, are required to be fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 (some exceptions apply) in order to be eligible for hire.
- 'Tier 1' refers to team members whose job-related activities require them to be present in Health System Facilities at any time in a given calendar year.
*For Tier 1 team members, ‘fully vaccinated’ is defined as having completed a 2-dose mRNA series, a 1-dose J&J vaccine, or an approved course of a WHO-recognized COVID vaccine.
Team members who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be required to complete weekly prevalence testing at this time. There is a possibility that prevalence testing will be reinstated in the future if warranted by changes in COVID-19 case numbers and other factors. As a reminder, prevalence testing is separate from diagnostic testing, which is performed on individuals who have symptoms, have possibly been exposed to COVID-19, or otherwise have been directed to get tested. Read about team member diagnostic testing options.
For full details about boosters, including FAQs, visit the UVA COVID-19 Booster Information webpage.
All newly hired UVA Health Tier 2 team members are strongly encouraged, but not required, to complete primary vaccination and to submit documentation of completed primary vaccination.
- 'Tier 2' refers to team members whose job-related activities do not require them to be present in Health System Facilities at any time in a given calendar year.