Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs

Upload your vaccination information in Workday; access self-service instructions on the Workday@Penn website.

Fully vaccinated faculty, staff, and post-docs who enter their vaccination record in Workday are exempt from Penn Cares weekly testing starting July 1, 2021. New hires, those returning from leaves of absence, and those who become fully vaccinated should update their records as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Faculty, Staff, Postdocs

What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

An individual is not considered fully vaccinated until:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (example: Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (example: Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine)

Penn will accept those vaccines that have been “pre-qualified” or authorized for “Emergency Use Listing” (EUL) by the World Health Organization (WHO) evaluation process. As of July 13, that list includes:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
  • AstraZeneca 
  • Covishield
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac

Get Your Vaccine

Vaccines are now required for students, faculty, staff, and postdocs for the 2021 fall semester. More information about Penn Cares vaccine clinic for the Fall 2021 semester will be provided soon. 

Find out where you can get a vaccine near you by visiting

If you would like more information about the vaccine or to schedule a vaccine appointment, you can call the Penn Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Hotline between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at 267-758-4902.

Educate. Participate. Vaccinate.

Visit the Penn Cares Videos webpage to hear from Penn Community members about why they chose to get vaccinated.

Also, learn about the COVID-19 vaccine, some common reasons for hesitancy surrounding it, side effects, efficacy, and more. 




Watch the Videos