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Vaccination policy

Vaccination policy: The UC Policy on Vaccination Programs—With Interim Revisions has been issued and is currently undergoing the formal process for a proposed systemwide review. In accordance with this policy, individuals must either be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or opt out of the vaccine.

UCLA students, staff and faculty are required to self-attest to being up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or to affirmatively decline vaccinations by Dec. 1, 2023. The UCLA COVID-19 Action Center will be available for individuals to complete these steps beginning Oct. 2, 2023.

Up to date: You are considered up to date on vaccines when you have received an updated COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Note: Those who work in UCLA Health clinical areas (including medical, dental and nursing clinics) will receive communications directly from UCLA Health regarding vaccination and other COVID-19 protocols.

How and where to get vaccines

Available vaccines

The following updated COVID-19 vaccines have been recommended by the CDC. These 2023–24 updated vaccines more closely target currently circulating variants and could restore protection against severe COVID-19 that may have decreased over time.

  • Pfizer–BioNTech 
  • Moderna 

Individuals should wait two months after receiving getting their last dose of any recommended COVID-19 vaccine before getting an updated vaccine.

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for vaccines. For more information on vaccines, visit the CDC’s Vaccines for COVID-19.

Where to get your vaccine

Vaccines are available to members of the Bruin community through certain campus health facilities, state and local health agencies, and pharmacies.

Outside UCLA: The quickest option for most students and employees is to schedule a free off-campus vaccination appointment through:

At UCLA: Vaccines are also available through UCLA, though wait times vary.

Confirm (or decline) your vaccination with UCLA

All students, faculty and staff who will be living, learning or working on campus or at other UCLA facilities are required to use the UCLA COVID-19 Action Center to self-attest that they are up to date on vaccinations or to affirmatively decline vaccinations by Dec. 1, 2023. The COVID-19 Action Center will be available for these steps beginning Oct. 2, 2023.

Please note that incoming students and new employees will have different deadlines, in accordance with the policy. For UCLA Extension students, these vaccine policy deadlines apply only to those in concurrent enrollment

On the COVID-19 Action Center site, take the following steps (beginning Oct. 2 and no later than Dec. 1):

  • Click on the button “COVID-19 Vaccine Verification”
  • Select your UCLA affiliation
  • Enter your Single Sign-On login credentials and follow the prompts

    Pre-K–12 students
    Students age who are eligible for vaccinations will receive information from the UCLA Lab School or the Geffen Academy at UCLA about notifying their program of their vaccination status.

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