Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 5 p.m.

The University of California has shared details of a proposed policy (PDF) on COVID-19 vaccination as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this fall.

Given the importance of vaccination, UC is engaging its community in a discussion of the details of the proposed policy now so that students, faculty, academic appointees and staff will have ample time to obtain the vaccine ahead of the fall term.

Under the proposed policy, the university would require students, faculty, academic appointees and staff who are accessing campus facilities at any UC location beginning this fall to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. UC already strongly encourages students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to voluntarily obtain a vaccination as soon as they are eligible and able to schedule an appointment. The requirement would go into effect once a vaccine has full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

More information can be found in the FAQs for students (PDF) and employees (PDF). Additional questions can be directed to UCOP.

Any campus community member who received the vaccine outside of University Health Services is encouraged to upload a record of their vaccination (PDF).