College Vaccine Choice

TAKE ACTION: In 2020, the outgoing President signed an Executive Order that requires all UC students, faculty and staff living, learning, or working at any UC location to get the flu vaccine before November 1, 2020?

Sign the Stop the UC Flu Vaccine Requirement Petition:

Take the UC Flu Vaccine Requirement Survey: 

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, and in 2020 added a flu vaccine requirement.
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 and we can help you find the policy.

California State University

In April 2019 the CSU system changed their vaccination exemption policy to leave only a medical exemption through an executive order: California State University Vaccine Exemptions 2019 Revised Executive Order 803
Prior to this California State University had an executive order stating that a religious exemption to vaccines was available since 2002.

University of California

In 2020, the University of California is requiring all students, faculty and staff living, learning, or working at any UC location to get the flu vaccine before November 1, 2020
Flu Vaccine Executive Order
UC has issued two Flu Vaccine requirement FAQs – one for students and one for employees.
The new University of California Vaccination Policy went into effect with the 2018-19 school year.
University of California Vaccination Policy
University of California Medical Exemption form
UCs will take titer antibody serum testing in lieu of vaccinations with just the lab report. The thresholds have to be on the lab report showing that the titers are above the acceptable level. No need for a medical exemption for titers at UCs.

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 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)

Backup Members

Lila Hayatdavoudi (General Counsel Backup for Nosowsky), Karen McComb (Director UCR International Student Resource Center UCR back up for Hinosawa)

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