UNC School of Medicine clinicians and other teammates who work in clinical environments, including UNC SOM workforce members who provide patient-facing services in a UNC Health facility or SOM community-based clinic, center, institute and program enrolled in Medicare/Medicaid-certified provider and supplier type, are required to receive a flu vaccination and a primary COVID-19 vaccine series or receive a medical or religious accommodation in order to continue working in a clinical setting.
Because of structural differences from other clinical facilities, this UNC-Chapel Hill policy in the past did not include the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), TEACCH Autism Program and UNC Horizons Program. The University has updated this policy to now include teammates who work in those spaces.
For more information on the full listing of applicable vaccination requirements, please review Chapter 06 Appendix A to the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manual.
SOM clinical settings, programs and centers that are subject to this requirement include the following:
- UNC Health hospitals, clinics and facilities
- Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)
- TEACCH Autism Program
- UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
- UNC Horizons Program
- Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health
Vaccinated SOM workforce members must self-report their primary vaccination date(s) by uploading a copy of their vaccination record to UNC EHS. SOM workforce members must also document whether they have received a COVID-19 booster or not. Please provide that information here as soon as possible
For any teammates who are not required to be vaccinated and are still unvaccinated, getting an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination is the best way for members of the Carolina community to protect themselves and others and to stop the spread of the virus.
It is also important to note that UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff that work, volunteer or are trainees participating in clinical rotations or patient-facing job responsibilities with outside health care providers or facilities, may be required to comply with applicable facility policies, including immunization policies. Consult your facility supervisor, sponsor, program director and/or trainer, as applicable, to request information about the facility’s immunization policy requirements.