Applicants for US permanent residency (green card) will be required to obtain the COVID vaccine as part of the medical examination starting October 1, 2021. Both consular process and adjustment of status applicants will be required to be vaccinated. Only age-appropriate applicants will be subject to the requirement. Some children may have the requirement waived, depending on the US government guidelines that are applicable at the time of the immigrant visa medical exam.
This new vaccine requirement is required by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulation.