Frequently Asked Questions for New Hires

In compliance with applicable New York and New Jersey State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) is mandatory for all MSK employees and contingent workers. Exceptions are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption. A COVID-19 booster, after 2 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, isn’t required at this time but is highly effective and strongly encouraged for all staff.

New hires who have been vaccinated outside of MSK will be informed during the onboarding process how they can upload proof of vaccination.

The MSK onboarding team will reach out with instructions to schedule your vaccination appointment. As a new hire, you will only need to have received your first dose to begin employment, the second dose will be scheduled at that time.

No, this is an Institutional Policy and there will be no exceptions outside of qualifying exemptions.

Requests for qualifying medical exemptions will be submitted following employment offer and reviewed during the onboarding process.

Qualifying Medical Exemptions:

Employees will need a licensed medical provider to complete the request for medical exemption form for the COVID-19 vaccine. Reasons for medical exemption may include: Allergy, Physical/Medical circumstance that immunization is not considered safe. Medical exemptions are designated permanent or temporary based on the associated medical condition.

In considering an exemption request, MSK reserves the right to require additional documentation.

New hires who have been vaccinated outside of MSK will be informed during the onboarding process how they can upload proof of vaccination.

The MSK onboarding team will reach out with instructions to schedule your vaccination appointment. As a new hire, you will only need to have received your first dose to begin employment, the second dose will be scheduled at that time.

No, this is an Institutional Policy and there will be no exceptions outside of qualifying exemptions.

Requests for qualifying medical exemptions will be submitted following employment offer and reviewed during the onboarding process.

Qualifying Medical Exemptions:

Employees will need a licensed medical provider to complete the request for medical exemption form for the COVID-19 vaccine. Reasons for medical exemption may include: Allergy, Physical/Medical circumstance that immunization is not considered safe. Medical exemptions are designated permanent or temporary based on the associated medical condition.

In considering an exemption request, MSK reserves the right to require additional documentation.