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COVID-19 Vaccination

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May 16, 2023University of California announcement on updating the COVID-19 vaccination policy. View the UC Vaccine Policy.

UC COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Once each year, typically in the fall, UCI will require students and campus employees to either attest to having received the COVID-19 vaccine or to decline the COVID-19 vaccine.  

You do not need to take any action at this time. Watch for campus communications later this year on how to attest or decline the COVID-19 vaccine.

What has changed with this most recent policy revision announcement?

  • University policy will no longer require COVID-19 vaccine as a condition, with limited exceptions, to physically access a University location or program.
  • There will no longer be a requirement for new campus employees or new students to submit evidence of a COVID-19 primary vaccination series.
  • There will no longer be a requirement to submit a medical or religious exception request or disability deferral request in lieu of receiving the vaccine.
  • Students and campus employees will instead attest or decline the most current dose of the COVID-19 vaccine once per year, typically in the fall.

Help keep UCI Healthy. Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination.

While UCI will only assess COVID-19 vaccine policy compliance on an annual basis, we recommend all in the UCI community stay up to date with most current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendations


UCI’s Contact Tracing & Vaccine Navigation Services is available to answer questions and assist with uploading required documentation for compliance. The team can also help individuals find vaccine resources in the community. Call 949-824-2300 or email contacttracing@uci.edu.