Information Regarding the MIT Vaccination Requirement for Candidates and New Hires

MIT requires Covid-19 vaccination for all MIT employees who work in the United States. The following information and guidance will help hiring managers to communicate with candidates during the interviewing process and with new employees during  the onboarding process.

Notice to Job Applicants

  • The MIT Careers site includes a notice about the Covid-19 vaccination requirement.
  • In addition, the job posting template includes a standard statement about this requirement. DLCs do not need to add this to each requisition.

Guidance During Interviews

Do not ask a candidate whether they have been vaccinated. Instead, ask whether the candidate can comply with MIT's requirement that all employees with an on-campus presence either

  • submit proof of Covid-19 vaccination (including booster, if eligible), or
  • seek and be granted an exemption.

Inform candidates that if they have questions about this requirement or the exemption process, they may contact the HRO for that DLC, and provide the name and contact information.

Extending Offers

Additional language to include when confirming a verbal offer of employment in an email or when making a written job offer:

MIT currently requires Covid-19 vaccination (all doses in a primary series plus one booster when eligible) for all MIT employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement. More information on the requirement and exemptions may be found on the MIT Now website. This offer of employment is contingent on your compliance with MIT's Covid-19 vaccination/exemption requirements.


The New Hire Letter includes information on compliance with MIT's vaccine requirement by certifying vaccine status via the Covid Vaccine application.

Individuals are informed that they may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement. In addition, the New Hire Application includes a required tile with a link to the Covid Vaccine application.

The MIT vaccine requirement should be communicated to all new employees, including those that do not use the New Hire Application.

More Information

Up-to-date guidance on Covid-19 policies are available at MIT Now and on the HR website. Please share these sites with candidates and new employees if they have questions.

See information about the Covid Pass system.