COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for Suppliers

Our highest priority is ensuring the safety of our workforce, campus guests, suppliers and partners.  

After careful consideration, we have decided to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for Gilead and Kite employees and most contingent workers, as allowed under local law with local vaccine accessibility, beginning in the United States.

All contingent workers and suppliers based in the United States who perform services at or regularly visit a Gilead or Kite work location, meet in person with employees, or meet in person with patients or physicians on Gilead’s behalf are required to be fully vaccinated or have received an exemption via the supplier’s process of accommodation.

This is a strict mandate with limited exceptions based on medical conditions, disability or sincerely held religious beliefs. For accommodation requests, we ask that the suppliers engage in their own process to determine if an individual is eligible for an accommodation. If the individual is eligible for an accommodation, the Gilead or Kite manager will be engaged to discuss whether the accommodation recommended by the supplier is reasonable based on the individual’s role and in light of the responsibilities they perform on behalf of Gilead or Kite.

Suppliers will receive an email with details, including the Vaccination Attestation Form that must be completed for all contingent workers, to confirm compliance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (U.S.), which is linked below.

All suppliers are responsible for documenting and verifying their representatives (e.g., employees, subcontractors) are in compliance with Gilead and Kite’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (U.S.). Fully vaccinated means at least two weeks after the final dose. Representatives who qualify for a medical or religious exemption must provide proof of an FDA-approved (non-home kit) negative COVID-19 test taken three days prior to their visit.

All suppliers should enter Gilead and Kite facilities through main entrances and follow the check-in process established for that site. This may include temperature screening and wearing a wristband to indicate that the temperature screening process has been completed. Additionally, our expectation is that everyone will follow local safety protocols and instructions for distancing and masking requirements.

Thank you to our suppliers for doing your part to ensure everyone’s safety.

If you have any questions, please email

Gilead and Kite COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (U.S.)
COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ for Suppliers