Johns Hopkins will grant exceptions to the COVID and/or influenza vaccination mandate for religious reasons, with appropriate documentation.
Log into VMS and select Request exception.
Select any/all vaccines for which you are seeking exceptions from the text box options. Select the Religious radio button.
Please provide all the requested information. Choose documentation files to upload (if applicable). Note the documentation guidelines. Check the Verification and Accuracy box and press Submit.
Your documentation will be reviewed. Once validated, you will receive a separate confirmation email with further details. If you have an approved religious exemption to the COVID vaccine, it carries over to the booster requirement. You do not need to apply again.
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