Request a COVID Vaccine Exception – Medical

Johns Hopkins will grant exceptions to the COVID vaccination mandate for medical reasons, with appropriate documentation.   

Requests for an exception to the vaccine mandate must be made through the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Management System (VMS). If you have general questions, please contact

Log into VMS and select Request exception.

Select COVID-19 and Medical from the drop-down options.

A pop-up screen will appear indicating that you must download a medical exception form and ask your healthcare provider for a supporting letter. Once you download the form, press Next.

Once your forms and supporting documents are completed, enter your contact details and your health care provider’s details. Choose documentation files to upload. Note the documentation guidelines. Check the Verification and Accuracy box and press Submit.

Your documentation will be reviewed by a qualified health services staff member. Once validated, you will receive a separate confirmation email with further details.

Because you are unvaccinated (with an approved medical exception), you must wear a face mask at all times and participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. Please also make sure to complete the required COVID Health Check (on the web or via Prodensity) every 12 hours before arriving and while on campus. If you no longer require this exception, and you decide to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact immediately for help.