UC COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements Update (August 16, 2023)

Requirments now include an opt-out / declination option

CDC recommends updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older. Receiving an updated COVID-19 vaccine is safe and can restore protection against infections and severe disease. The 2023–2024 formulation has been updated to a monovalent vaccine based on the Omicron XBB.1.5 sublineage of SARS-CoV-2.

To support the health and well-being of our campus and the community, an updated revision of the University of California Vaccine Program Policy was issued on August 16, 2023, strongly recommending that all members of the University community follow vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

The policy also allows for submitting an opt-out/declination of getting the Flu and COVID-19 vaccines.  COVID-19 vaccination declinations can be submitted on the eTang under the Medical Clearances section. 

Student Vaccine Appoitments

The new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine is now available at UHS! Students can self-book an appointment on the eTang portal. 
  • At this time, we are only offering the Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine.
  • The cost for the vaccine is $0 with SHIP, and $176 for students without SHIP. 

UC COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Requirement

The University’s requirement is to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccines per the CDC guidance OR submission of a declination form on eTang.

Declination / Exemption Process

The policy allows for submitting an opt-out/declination of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 

To submit a COVID-19 Vaccine Declination / Exemption:

  • Log in to eTang and go to the Medical Clearances section, scroll to the bottom, and select "Request an Exemption" button"
  • Select the "COVID-19 vaccine" and hit continue, then select the reason from the drop-down menu to submit a declination.