The policy requires immunization “for all individuals to study, work, and live at UC sites this fall, and to participate directly in UC programs that may occur off-campus, such as such as UC athletics or study abroad programs, with limited exceptions, conditions, and deferrals. “
The policy announced Thursday is a change from April, when the university said it would only require vaccinations when at least one of the vaccines received “full approval” from the government. US Food and Drug Administration. The vaccines currently in use are to be used only on an “emergency use” basis.
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According to the university, the new policy “incorporates input from UC infectious disease experts, who have reviewed evidence from medical studies that show the vaccine is safe and effective.” effective to prevent infections, hospitalizations and deaths, and to reduce the spread of this deadly disease. Disease.”
“UC policy reflects our proactive response to the severity of the disease, which has killed more than 600,000 people in the United States alone, as well as the proliferation of highly contagious and infectious variants.
popular vaccination more important than ever,” according to UC officials. “The final policy is the result of several months of consultation with the UC community, including faculty directors and student health practitioners, showing their strong support for moving forward with Request a Covid-19 vaccination now.”
The Long Beach-based California State University system has yet to impose a fall vaccination mandate. CSU also announced in April that it would only request vaccinations when the vaccine has received “full approval” from the FDA.
UC officials said vaccination is “an important step to protect the health and safety of the UC community and the general public but also to end the pandemic worldwide.”
“For the University of California, a public research university with more than 280,000 students and more than 227,000 faculty and staff at locations across California, UC’s policy to require COVID-19 vaccinations is very important. important to return to in-person activities this fall,” according to the university.
City News Service contributed to this report.