UC San Diego SearchMenu
UC San Diego Academic Senate Logo

Issues Under Review

Review of the Policy on Vaccination Programs


September 20, 2023

Revisions to the Presidential Policy on Vaccination Programs were submitted for Senate review. The Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Interim Amendments was issued with an August 16, 2023 effective date, as instruction resumed and prior to the influenza season. Given that there have been significant changes in federal and State public health guidance regarding COVID-19 since the last Systemwide Review of this policy in January 2023, the proposed revisions move the University’s COVID-19 vaccination program to a systemwide opt-out program for all covered individuals. The University of California Office of the President is now inviting comments to finalize this Presidential Policy.

The attachment contains the review materials, which includes a cover letter from UC Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs Douglas Haynes and Systemwide Human Resources Vice President Cheryl Lloyd and redlined and clean versions of the policy.

A link to the policy is provided in the Resources box. Faculty who wish to comment are welcome to do so. All comments received by November 22, 2023 will be included in the review materials for Senate Council consideration.

John Hildebrand
Academic Senate, San Diego Division