With the passing of SB277, the University of California also changed their vaccine policy, with the only exemption allowed to matriculate being a medical exemption.  All other universities/colleges currently still also have a religious or personal belief exemption.  If you are not able to find a university/college exemption please email info@avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org and we can help you find the policy.

University of California

The new University of California went into effect with the 2018-19 school year.

University of California Vaccination Policy

University of California Medical Exemption form

A Voice for Choice has voiced our concern both in person to the UC Board of Regents, as well as in writing.
AVFC Letter of Concern – UC Immunization Policy


As have others:


Background information on UC Vaccination Policy

UC Immunization Policy FAQs 72216

UC plans to require vaccinations for incoming students Fall 2017

UC Immunization Plan August 26 2016 Presentation

UC Immunization Plan Powerpoint Slides

Adoption of the Report of the UC Regents Working Group on Principles against Intolerance 3 2016

California Immunization Coalition Archived Presentations

UC Immunization Plan Group

Myra Lijek UCB

Pam Cameron UCB

Nancy Bliss UCB

Sandy Santiago UCD

Tom Ferguson UCD

Laurie Brookner UCH

Christina Fingal UCI

Herbert Chan UCI

Chuck Adams UCI

George Huang UCI

David Baron UCLA

Tina Perdone UCLA

Michael San Filippo UCM

Liz Wiggins UCM

Gina Fleming UCOP

Susan Whitney UCOP

Ken Han UCR

Beth Wagner UCR

Lety Gonzalez UCSB

Mary Ferris UCSB

Debbi Saint John UCSC

Mary Knudtson UCSC

Stacie San Miguel UCSD

Annie Horton UCSD

Adele Anfinson UCSF

Susan Rosen UCSF


UC Immunization Exemption Policy Work Group

Mary Knudtson Executive Director UCSC Student Health and Welness Work Group Chair

Adele Anfinson Director UCSF Student Health and Wellness

David Baron Executive Director UCLA Ashe Student Health Center

Dean Blumberg Professor UCD School of Medcine ACIP member

Louise Cabanasay Undergraduate UCSC

Amy (Amruta) Dixit Graduate Student UCI

Thomas Ferguson Medical Director UCD Student Health and Wellness

Mary Ferris Executive Director UCSB Student Health Center

Gina Fleming Medical Director UCOP Student Health and Counseling

Angela Gilliard Director Legislative Affairs UCOP

Trish Hare Executive Assistant UCOP Work Group Staff

Kelly Eldridge Hinosawa Associate Director UCR

Francis Leslie Graduate Dean UCI

Bernard Lo Professor UCSF School of Medicine

Charles Nies Vice Chancellor Student Affairs UCM

Rachel Nosowsky Deputy General Counsel UCOP

Arthur Reingold Professor UCB School of Public Health ACIP member

Dorit Reiss Professor Hastings School of Law

(Rob) Robert Schecter Dr CDPH Immunization

Frank Wada Registrar UCLA

Eileen Yamada Dr CDPH Immunization

Backup Members

Lila Hayatdavoudi General Counsel Backup for Nosowsky

Karen McComb Director UCR International Student Resource Center UCR back up for Hinosawa


California State University

The CSU system has an executive order stating that a religious exemption to vaccines is available.
However, a committee has been put in place to evaluate if this should be removed, leaving only a medical exemption.