University of California and California State University to require COVID-19 vaccines in the fall of 2021 April 23, 2021 13:51

Summary: UC and CSU are going to require students to get vaccinated before they start school in the fall of 2021 if the FDA approves the various COVID-19 vaccines before that time. So get your shots if you’re heading to college!

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.

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