University of California and California State University to require COVID-19 vaccines in the fall of 2021 April 23, 2021 13:51
The University of California and California State University have announced that they will start requiring students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting in the fall of 2021 or when the FDA formally approves the vaccine (whichever occurs later).
UC has said:
UC already strongly encourages students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to voluntarily obtain a vaccination as soon as they are eligible and able to schedule an appointment. The requirement would go into effect once a vaccine has full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Oh, but I thought the vaccines were already approved!
Americans are getting vaccinated by the millions, but under ‘emergency-use authorization’, not the full, formal approval by the FDA. Formal approval is expected in the summer of 2021.
Which other colleges require a vaccination?
So far, about 60, including many Ivy League colleges.