The decision comes after a consultation process at the University of California, which began in April. During this process, faculty and student health physician directors considered a proposed COVID mandatory vaccination policy. University officials said the consultation period recently ended with strong support for proceeding with a mandate now, "to maximize the safety of all campuses and ensure sufficient lead time for compliance during the EUA [emergency use authorization] period and in anticipation of eventual FDA approval. Vaccinations will be mandatory for faculty, staff, academic appointees and students accessing university campuses this fall.
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Guy Nicolette, assistant vice chancellor for University Health Services; Eugene Whitlock, chief people and culture officer and Ben Hermalin, vice provost for the faculty sent the following message to the campus community on Thursday:. We write with an update on the vaccine policy. Following a day public comment period, President Drake has confirmed that the University of California will move forward with a vaccine mandate. If you received the vaccine at an off-campus vaccination site, you will need to upload a record of your vaccination to the secure eTang portal as soon as you have received your last dose and have a complete vaccination card. This will help us better understand vaccination levels within the campus community and will be required once the policy goes into effect. If you were vaccinated on campus, no further action is required. In the United States, everyone 12 years of age or older is eligible for the vaccine free of charge.
San Francisco to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all city workers
The city of San Francisco announced this week that its 35, employees will need to get vaccinated against COVID or risk losing their jobs. Workers who refuse, or fail to provide a religious or medical exemption, could be terminated. The mandatory vaccination requirement, which goes into effect once the vaccines have been formally approved by the Food and Drug Administration, extends to all city government employees, including police, firefighters, custodians and City Hall clerks.
Get the best experience and stay connected to your community with our Spectrum News app. Learn More. Payne and her husband made the difficult decision during the pandemic because of vaccines — not just the COVID vaccine, but also the others. Her bigger concern, however, is her two young daughters and being able to medically exempt them from vaccinations.