NJEA Vaccine FAQ

The information in this Q&A is based on the information made publicly available by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at the time of publishing, January 14, 2021. Revised February 17, 2021, March 4, 2021, March 19, 2021 and May 6, 2021.

Are there any governmental mandates requiring people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
No, there are no federal or state mandates requiring individuals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

New Jersey does not currently have an absolute statewide COVID vaccination mandate. However, New Jersey does require workers in certain key industries, including healthcare, education and public service, to be vaccinated OR to undergo regular COVID testing if they are not yet vaccinated.