As of the Friday, Oct. 1 deadline, just over 99 percent of the University workforce is now compliant with Duke’s vaccination policy, including 96 percent who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
More than 60 other staff and faculty have received the first dose of the vaccine and are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated.
“We are proud of the actions of our faculty and staff to help protect themselves and the broader community,” said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for Administration. “Our high vaccination rate reflects of the values of this institution and the people who work here.”
Because officials are still processing data for vaccinations and recently filed exemption requests, final information regarding the number of noncompliant individuals will not be available until early next week.
“We expect the numbers to be very low,” Cavanaugh said.
Anyone who is not compliant will be issued a final written warning and placed on administrative leave for seven days to allow them to become compliant. All unvaccinated University faculty and staff will be required to test weekly beginning next week. For more information, visit the Duke United website.