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2020-21 FLU VACCINATION PROGRAM

To support the health and well-being of UC students, faculty and staff, as well as our local communities, the University of California, in consultation with UC Health leadership, has issued a systemwide executive order requiring all members of the UC community to receive an influenza immunization before Nov. 1, 2020.

The executive order is an important proactive measure to help protect members of the UC community — and the public at large — and to ease the severe burdens on health care systems anticipated during the coming fall and winter from influenza and COVID-19 illnesses.

In addition to protecting those on campuses and the surrounding communities, this requirement is designed to avoid a surge of flu cases at health care facilities across the state during the unprecedented public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

WHO IS REQUIRED TO GET A FLU VACCINE?

The executive order requires the vaccination for all faculty and staff who are working at a UC location. The university already has a clear policy on immunizations for students, and this action adds influenza to existing vaccination requirements for them, and extends the requirement to faculty and staff beyond those which presently exist for all UC health care workers.

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Click here to read the complete Flu Vaccination Program guidelines.

SUPPORT

For program support, contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center at eec@uci.edu or call 949.824.0500.

EXEMPTIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS

To request a Medical Exemption, please print and complete the request form. Have your healthcare provider complete their portion of the request and send it, with supporting documentation to eec@uci.edu.

To request a Religious Accommodation, please print and complete the request form. Send it to eec@uci.edu.

If you have an existing Reasonable Accommodation due to a Disability, please print and complete the request. Send it to eec@uci.edu and a Disability Management Consultant will contact you.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Executive Order
UC FAQs
CDC

flu vaccine timeline