Entering students and new employees will be required to be compliant with the COVID-19 bivalent vaccinations before arrival, which includes the option of affirmatively declining. Continuing students, staff, and faculty will be required to be compliant — either by having the latest bivalent vaccination or by affirmatively declining it — by a deadline to be established later this year.
Individuals are considered up-to-date on the COVID-19 vaccination if they have received either:
- 1 Bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination
- 1 Bivalent Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
(regardless of whether they’ve received any original COVID-19 vaccines)
The COVID-19 bivalent vaccine booster dose may be DECLINED by filling out the VACCINE DECLINATION STATEMENT located under the Clearances tab in your UCSB MyHealth Portal.
For vaccine questions: