Follow-up to COVID-19 vaccine town hall for faculty and staff

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

To:  Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you to those who submitted questions and took the time to tune into the January 27 COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Faculty and Staff. We know it is critical to keep everyone up to date on the campus rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations and provide accurate information regarding the safety of the vaccine and the impact a vaccinated workforce will have on UCLA’s ability to reopen safely this fall.

If you missed all or part of the discussion, the recording of this town hall and PowerPoint slides are available to view online. We will also provide answers to submitted questions on UCLA Health’s COVID-19 vaccine information hub in the coming days. We hope the town hall and additional information is helpful in answering some of your questions.

As we discussed, the significance of the vaccine in mitigating COVID-19 transmission and saving lives cannot be overstated. As such, University of California policy requires COVID-19 vaccine education training for all faculty and staff. You may take this training before or after you receive the vaccine.

We will continue to keep you informed of upcoming town hall meetings and the steps the UCLA COVID-19 Recovery and Response Task Force is taking to protect the campus community.

As a reminder, you can find general information about the vaccines on UCLA Health’s COVID-19 vaccine information hub and visit UCLA’s COVID-19 resources website and Bruins Safe Online for updates about our campus response to the pandemic.

If you have additional questions, concerns or thoughts about UCLA’s COVID-19 response, please write to


Michael J. Beck
UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor
Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

Michael Meranze
Immediate Past Chair, UCLA Academic Senate
Professor of History
Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

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