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Flu Vaccine Requirement

Section 1

The University of California has issued an executive order that requires all students and employees to get vaccinated against influenza or submit a declination form.

The deadline for receiving a flu vaccine or submitting a declination form is November 19, 2021.

Campus Employees

To comply with this order, please visit the UCI Occupational Health Campus Portal; select the “Seasonal Flu Vaccination” option and follow the steps. You are not required to provide documentation to confirm you received the flu vaccine or to support your reason for declining the vaccination. 

If you decline to receive the flu vaccination, you will be required to mask while on UC and UCI property through the end of the 2021-22 flu season, the date of which is unknown at this time (usually March or April). You will be required to mask even if masking requirements for COVID-19 are modified or revoked prior to the flu season end date.

Read "Submit Your Flu Vaccination Information Now"

FAQs for employees about the 2021-22 order


Students who are living, learning, or working on campus or on premises at any University facility (“Covered Individuals”) must: (i) receive education concerning influenza vaccine; and (ii) receive or affirmatively decline influenza vaccination, as further described below. Exemptions are unnecessary and need not be requested since a student may decline the flu vaccination.

Information on how to meet the requirement is available on the Student Health Center's website.

FAQs for students about the 2021-22 order