Deadline reminder for COVID-19 and flu vaccine requirements

November 17, 2023
Kenneth Han, Sheila Hedayati and Karla Hill
November 17, 2023

Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff,

As a reminder, the deadline to indicate your decision regarding the COVID-19 vaccine/booster and the Flu vaccine requirement is swiftly approaching on December 1, 2023. We kindly urge you to take action in line with the communicated UCOP policy requirements.

As per the message outlined on September 27th, all employees and students are required to either receive or formally decline the COVID-19 vaccine/booster on an annual basis. Similarly, compliance with the Seasonal Influenza (flu) vaccine requirement follows the same process: all individuals must either receive the flu vaccine or affirmatively decline it.

To ensure adherence to the policy, it's essential that all employees and students access and document their decisions through the campus employee or student  Patient Portal on or before the impending December 1 systemwide deadline. If you need assistance, please visit the EH&S Website  and review the upload or declination process. 

It's important to note that the policy no longer mandates that individuals must maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status or seek a University-approved exception. Additionally, for those not vaccinated, there will be no requirement for "non-pharmaceutical interventions" (NPIs) such as masking and there will be no imposition of registration holds on student records.  

We encourage each member of our campus community to take the necessary steps to ensure compliance with these important health protocols. Your cooperation is crucial in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Warm regards,

Dr. Kenneth Han

Office of Student Health


Sheila Hedayati

Executive Director EH&S


Karla Hill

Director, Occupational Health