With the passing of SB277, the University of California also changed their vaccine policy in 2016, with the only exemption allowed to matriculate being a medical exemption. In 2019, California State University also changed their vaccine policy, removing the religious exemption which had been available since 2002. Most 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you find the policy.
California State University
University of California
A Voice for Choice has voiced our concern both in person to the UC Board of Regents, as well as in writing.
As have others:
Background information on UC Vaccination Policy
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 Medicine 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)
Lila Hayatdavoudi (General Counsel Backup for Nosowsky), Karen McComb (Director UCR International Student Resource Center UCR back up for Hinosawa)