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Important Updates to Faculty, Staff, and Students Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

7/15/2021: The UC Office of the President has announced the UC’s final vaccine policy, which requires all UC employees and students to be vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus or receive an approved exemption before they will be allowed in any UC facility or office. The policy also applies to any University programs that may be off-campus, including UC athletics and education abroad.

The final policy takes effect immediately, and the deadline for compliance was September 6, 2021.

For vaccine questions:  |   FAQ's for Students / FAQ's for Employees

The UCOP policy accepts WHO-approved vaccines outside the US as compliant, as well as completion of a vaccination series as compliant, regardless of intervals.

Exemption Forms and Process

The  COVID-19 Vaccine Policy allows Medical Exemptions, Disability Accommodations, Religious Exceptions, or Temporary Deferrals (students only). Pregnant individuals may also request a deferral for the duration of the pregnancy. Those that receive a vaccine exemption will be subject to special requirements such as increased surveillance testing.  Follow the steps below to request an exemption.

Students and Employees

Step 1 - How to Request an Exemption

  • Logon to the Patient Portal Gateway
  • Under Medical Clearances > - COVID-19 Exemption Request press the Update button
  • Read the form carefully and select the type of exemption being requested
  • Press Submit to send us your request


Step 2 - How to Submit Your Exemption Request Form

  • Find the appropriate request form (Medical or Disability, Religious, etc.) (see below)
  • Download and complete the form as required and upload the completed form on the patient portal
  • To upload your completed form:
    • Logon to the Patient Portal Gateway
    • Under Medical Clearances > Upload Immunization Forms press the Update button
    • Press the Upload button, choose the form to upload, press Looks Good and Save


  • You will receive an email from our employee exemption processor Sedgwick Alliance with instructions on how to proceed

Medical Exemption

Use this form for Medical Exemption or Disability Requests (students only).

Note: Your medical provider must sign and complete this form. Medical exemption requests will be evaluated by the Student Health Medical Director.

Religious Exception

Use this form to request a Religious Exception

Requests will be reviewed and it may take a few days for your compliance status to be updated.

Deferral Request

Use this form to Request a Deferral if you are pregnant.

Temporary Deferral Request 

Use this form for Temporary Deferral Requests (students only).

Note: Please provide sufficient information on this form so that our staff can make an informed decision.

How to Upload Your Proof of Vaccination

  • Log on to Patient Portal Gateway
  • Choose "medical clearances" on the left
  • Scroll to the bottom under "additional items NOT required for clearance," choose "COVID immunization data," click "update"
  • Take a picture of your vaccination card and upload the image
  • Verify the upload and if it looks ok, click "Looks Good"
  • Enter the dates of your immunization(s) and the type of vaccine you had, choose "done" 

For step-by-step directions click this: 
Uploading Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Finding Your Covid-19 Vaccination Record 


    • Students - can find it in PNC through the Patient Portal Gateway 
    • Staff & faculty - this feature is not yet available. 

    • The records are stored in a system called CAIR2. Below is what is posted on their website.
    • To get your records, fill out this ONLINE FORM

Note: must upload a current copy of a valid government-issued ID with a picture (e.g. current driver’s license/passport).

Now That I'm Vaccinated Can I Stop Testing? Yes

You need to provide proof of vaccination by uploading your information to the Student Health portal.

NOTE: It must be two weeks post vaccine to qualify.

Where Can I Get a Vaccine?  

In California: register at My Turn

Outside of California: