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COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Incoming Students

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June 16, 2021

Congratulations on your acceptance to UCI! We are excited to welcome you to the campus this Fall. We are writing to provide you with information on the University of California (UC) proposed COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which would require all UC students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in order to physically be present on campus for attending classes, for living on campus (in UCI or in ACC housing) or for working on campus beginning this fall. We expect the University to issue the final COVID-19 vaccine policy by July 15, and it will require students to upload proof of vaccination through the UCI Student Health Portal.

Under the policy, you must complete your vaccination no later than two weeks before fall term starts. Details about narrow exceptions will be made available when the final policy is issued, but students who are not vaccinated must, at a minimum, wear masks and participate in regular COVID-19 testing. We will communicate the details of the final policy when it is published, including the process for requesting an exception under the policy.

Upload your vaccination record - If you have already received your COVID-19 vaccine, or once you receive it, please upload your vaccination record by visiting the UCI Student Health Center Patient Portal. You can do that even before the policy issues (you can do it today). Step-by-step instructions for uploading your vaccination record can be found here. Additionally, please view this short video tutorial that walks you through the upload process. 
If you need assistance with finding a vaccination appointment or you are having trouble uploading your vaccine record, contact Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services (CTVNS) at 949.824.2300 or contacttracing@uci.edu
As a reminder and in addition to the anticipated COVID-19 vaccination requirement, incoming students must also obtain four other vaccines (or provide evidence of compliance) and complete a TB Initial Risk Screening Questionnaire. Non-compliance with this Health Clearance requirement may result in a Registration Hold for the Winter Quarter, so please take the time to upload your records for these vaccinations as well. Additional information can be found here
Please visit the UCI Forward site for timely updates on campus safety precautions and public health advisories. The health, well-being and success of our campus community remain our top priority as we prepare to welcome you to campus this fall. #SleevesUpUCI

Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs    

Albert Chang, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director, Student Health Center