COVID Vaccination Policy

LEADERSHIP MESSAGE


Colleagues,

After 18 months of the pandemic, it is clear that a highly vaccinated population provides the only path to controlling the spread of COVID and being able to get on with life. The scientific evidence demonstrates that vaccines are safe and effective at helping blunt the spread of the virus and preventing serious illness and death from infection. The FDA has fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use by those 16 years and older, and other vaccines are soon expected to receive final, full FDA approval.

Given this evidence, many organizations are now adopting vaccine requirements for their workforces, including the University of California and the Department of Energy. Now it is time for us at the Lab to do our part to help bring the pandemic under control. By November 1, 2021, all Berkeley Lab employees, whether they work on site or off site, will be required to either be fully vaccinated or have submitted a medical, disability or religious exception, or a pregnancy deferment. Affiliates who enter or expect to enter any Lab site must provide proof of vaccination or have an approved exception in place, also by November 1.

Read the entire leadership message.

Read more in these FAQs.


QUICK LINKS

UC Vaccination Policy

UC Vaccination Policy FAQs

Make Your Vaccine Appointment

Upload Your Vaccination Card

Upload Your Vaccination Card for non-LDAP users

For ALS and 88-inch Cyclotron Base users, please contact your program office for instructions.

ALS User Office

Tel: 510-486-7745

General Inquiries: alsuser@lbl.gov

88-Inch Cyclotron BASE User Facility

Tel: 510-495-8888

General Inquiries: 88Admin@lbl.gov

W.H.O. List of Approved Vaccines

HR Business Partners

Health Resources (LDAP Required)

THREE PATHS TO NOVEMBER 1

The Lab is aligning with the UC COVID vaccination policy to protect the health and safety of all our staff. The COVID policy covers those who work on site regularly, occasionally, and are teleworking or working remotely. There are three available paths.

VACCINATION PATH

Schedule your COVID vaccinations so that you will be considered fully vaccinated by Nov. 1. Upload your completed vaccination card to clinic.lbl.gov prior to Nov.1.

EXCEPTION PATH

There are three approved exceptions: religious, medical, or disability, and a deferral for pregnant people. If you want to apply for an exception or deferral, start at clinic.lbl.gov.

Click on COVID Vaccine Declaration>click on I acknowledge>I have not been vaccinated. Select the unvaccinated reason (for pregnancy deferral, click Medical), then click yes or no for working on site. Click submit. You will be contacted to discuss the next step in the exception or deferral process.

NONCOMPLIANCE

Noncompliance will be treated as any other violation of Lab policy. Those who are not in compliance on Nov. 1 may be denied access to Lab sites and may experience consequences for noncompliance up to and including dismissal from employment.


VACCINATION TIMELINES

EMPLOYEES

All employees must be vaccinated no matter how often they access a Lab site. If you have not already uploaded your vaccination card, please do so at clinic.lbl.gov.

There are three approved exceptions: religious, medical, or disability, and a deferral for pregnant people. If you want to apply for an exception or deferral, start at clinic.lbl.gov.

Then click on COVID Vaccine Declaration>click on I acknowledge>I have not been vaccinated. Select the unvaccinated reason (for pregnancy deferral, click Medical), then click yes or no for working on site. Click submit. You will be contacted to discuss the next step in the exception or deferral process.

AFFILIATES & HOSTS

Affiliates who are coming to a Lab site must complete the COVID Vaccine Declaration before coming on site. If you have an LDAP, you can upload your vaccination card at clinic.lbl.gov.

If you do not have an LDAP use this link to upload your vaccination card. For ALS and 88-inch Cyclotron Base users, please contact your program office for instructions.

ALS User Office

Tel: 510-486-7745

General Inquiries: alsuser@lbl.gov

88-Inch Cyclotron BASE User Facility

Tel: 510-495-8888

General Inquiries: 88Admin@lbl.gov

Hosts are responsible for determining that the Affiliate completed the vaccine declaration and is following the proper COVID-19 safety protocol. The host is responsible for the activities and conduct associated with the successful accomplishment of an affiliate appointment visit.

Hosts must provide oversight and ensure compliance with all requirements for site access approval.

INTERNATIONAL

Any vaccine listed on the W.H.O. list of approved vaccines will be accepted as proof of vaccination at the Lab. Make sure you are considered fully vaccinated by Nov. 1 based on the vaccine you received.

If you have been fully vaccinated with a W.H.O.- approved vaccine and you have an LDAP, upload your card to clinic.lbl.gov.

If you do not have an LDAP use this link to upload your vaccination card. For ALS and 88-inch Cyclotron Base users, please contact your program office for instructions.

ALS User Office

Tel: 510-486-7745

General Inquiries: alsuser@lbl.gov

88-Inch Cyclotron BASE User Facility

Tel: 510-495-8888

General Inquiries: 88Admin@lbl.gov