Which Companies Require COVID-19 Vaccines in 2022?

Many companies have vaccine mandates, but others don't for legal reasons. Here's a running list of companies on both sides of the debate.

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by Evan Thompson

Published April 26, 2022

Edited by Jennifer Cuellar
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Which Companies Require COVID-19 Vaccines in 2022?
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It seems to be a toss-up these days: either your employer requires you to have the COVID-19 vaccine or they don't.

While vaccines make it safer to gather in person, the risk of COVID-19 isn't completely gone. This continued risk has led to a hot-button issue of vaccine mandates in the workplace.

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Many companies require some or all employees to get the shot, so it's less likely for co-workers to infect each other when they're in the office. Most of these companies also allow workers to apply for certain medical or religious exemptions if they have a reason to be unvaccinated.

Other companies, such as Adidas and Starbucks, don't require vaccinations for legal reasons at local, state, and federal levels but still encourage employees to get the jab. But some business owners also oppose vaccine mandates in general and don't require them as a company policy.

It's easy to get lost trying to keep track of which companies have vaccine mandates and which don't, so we did it for you.

Here is the latest list of companies that do or don't require COVID-19 vaccinations.

Editor's Note: This article is updated regularly as new information becomes available. Companies for this list come from various sources, including those found on Google and databases by The New York Times and ChannelE2E

Mandatory (With Exemptions)

The following companies require employees to be vaccinated — either as a general mandate or a condition to return to the office — but allow medical or religious exemptions:

A-G

  • Agilent Technologies
  • Alphabet
  • American Express
  • American Family Insurance
  • AmerisourceBergen
  • Amgen
  • Anthem
  • Arrow Electronics
  • AT&T
  • BlackRock
  • Blackstone
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Capital One
  • Cappetta Media
  • Cardinal Health
  • Centene
  • Cerner
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Chevron
  • Cigna
  • Cisco
  • Citigroup
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Comcast
  • Community Health Systems
  • Cummins
  • CVS
  • CVS Health
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Discover Financial
  • Disney
  • DoorDash
  • Eli Lilly
  • Equinox
  • Exelon
  • Expedia
  • Ford
  • Gannett
  • Gap
  • Genesis Healthcare
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Griffin Funding

H-N

  • Hanesbrands
  • Hershey
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Honeywell
  • HP
  • Humana
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Interpublic Group
  • Jefferies
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Leidos
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lyft
  • ManpowerGroup
  • Mastercard
  • McDonald's
  • Meta
  • MetLife
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Micron
  • Microsoft
  • Molson Coors
  • Mondelez
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NBCUniversal
  • Netflix
  • Newmont
  • New York Times
  • Northrop Grumman

O-Z

  • Omnicom Group
  • Online Optimism
  • Paramount
  • Pfizer
  • Prudential Financial
  • Qantas
  • Red Ventures
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Saks
  • Salesforce
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spylix
  • Tapestry
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • Texas Instruments
  • TJX
  • T-Mobile
  • Twitter
  • Tyson Foods
  • Uber
  • Union Square Hospitality Group
  • United Airlines
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UPS
  • Vail Resorts
  • VEM Tooling
  • ViacomCBS
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Warner Media
  • Washington Post
  • Zillow

Not Mandatory

The following companies do not require employees to be vaccinated, either as a result of company policy, federal law, or because they are fully remote:

A-L

  • Adidas
  • Amazon
  • Amtrak
  • Autoliv
  • Bank of America
  • Boeing
  • BorgWarner
  • Cornerstone Building Brands
  • Duke Energy
  • DuPont
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security
  • General Electric
  • Home Depot
  • Intel
  • Kosy
  • Lumen

M-W

  • Macy's
  • Nationwide
  • Nordstrom
  • Oliver Wicks
  • PG&E
  • Portant
  • PPG
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Sanderson Farms
  • Southern Company
  • Starbucks
  • State Farm
  • Step by Step Business
  • VPNBrains
  • Web Agents

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