May 16, 2021
UC and CSU move toward mandatory vaccinations
OAKLAND – (INT) - The University of California is proposing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

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 the coronavirus. The requirement would go into effect once a vaccine has full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Presently, the vaccine has emergency authorization.

“Receiving a vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 is a key step people can take to protect themselves, their friends and family, and our campus communities while helping bring the pandemic to an end,” said UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D.

California State University (CSU) may follow suit. “Consistent with previous CSU announcements related to the university’s response to the pandemic, we are sharing this information now to give students, their families and our employees ample time to make plans to be vaccinated prior to the start of the fall term,” said CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro.

California State University and the University of California are supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this fall.
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