The UC Office of the President announced Friday that it will require employees and students to receive an influenza immunization in the fall.
The measure was recommended because of the potential of widespread influenza transmission in addition to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The UC Immunization Policy Committee consulted with public health authorities before recommending the requirement.
This measure will update the UC system’s existing policy on immunizations for students for the 2020-21 academic year.
Students, staff and faculty will be required to receive the immunization or a medical exemption by Nov. 1.