Systemwide review of UC policy on vaccination programs

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  • Content regarding the rescinded California Department of Public Health (CDPH) health care worker vaccine requirement has been removed.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 by Dec. 15, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Shiroma at or Jane Miller at

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

Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Human Resources

Susi Takeuchi
Chief Human Resources Officer, UCLA Health

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