Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Campus Human Resources
Health Human Resources
To: All Employees:
On Aut. 16, 2023, the UC Office of the President issued the Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Interim Revisions. The interim revisions move the University’s COVID-19 vaccination program to a systemwide opt-out program for all covered individuals. (The University’s seasonal influenza vaccination program remains an opt-out program.) The UC Office of the President invites comments on changes from the interim revisions to finalize this Presidential Policy.
Key policy revisions include the following:
- Covered individuals will be required to be up-to-date on, or opt out of, COVID-19 vaccination. In the event that applicable law or public health orders impose stricter vaccination requirements (such as for healthcare workers), the policy will continue to require compliance with those stricter requirements.
- COVID-19 vaccination program implementation guidelines have been removed.
- Policy noncompliance language has been added to the main policy, including citations to relevant University policies.
- Content regarding the rescinded California Department of Public Health (CDPH) health care worker vaccine requirement has been removed.
- Language has been updated for consistency with current public health usage.
The draft policy is posted for review on UCNet. Comments should be submitted to VaccinePolicyComments@ucop.edu by Dec. 15, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Shiroma at KShiroma@chr.ucla.edu or Jane Miller at JaneMiller@mednet.ucla.edu.
Staying up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 immunizations and influenza (flu) immunizations for those who are eligible — as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — is a highly effective measure to reduce the risk of serious illness. As communicated by BruinPost on Sept. 22, UCLA students, staff and faculty are required to self-attest to being up to date with COVID-19 and Influenza (flu) vaccinations or affirmatively decline vaccinations by Dec. 1, 2023. The UCLA COVID-19 Action Center is now available for this step. A complete list of Campus Protocols addressing COVID-19 prevention, vaccines, testing, exposure management and isolation/quarantine is available to the Bruin community.
Michael S. Levine
Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Human Resources
Chief Human Resources Officer, UCLA Health