Request a COVID Vaccine Exception – Religious

Johns Hopkins will grant exceptions to the COVID vaccination mandate for religious 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 complete the VMS Help Form.

Log into VMS and select Request exception.

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

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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.

***Because you are unvaccinated (with an approved religious 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 have general questions about VMS, please visit the VMS FAQ.