Monovalent COVID-19 Vaccine Required by March 1

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Monovalent COVID-19 Vaccine Required by March 1

Employees must either obtain the vaccination or complete a declination by the deadline.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all members of the UCSF community, including employees of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, are required to obtain the latest monovalent COVID-19 vaccine or decline vaccination by March 1, 2024. 

To meet the requirement and align with University of California policy, please take one of the following actions:

  • Use the Digital Screener to attest that you have received the vaccination or plan to receive it, or upload documentation of vaccination to the Occupational Health Portal (VPN required). 
  • Complete a declination either through the Digital Screener or OHS Portal.

Occupational Health is accepting documentation or attestation of a COVID-19 vaccine administered after Sept. 1, 2023 for the monovalent vaccine requirement. You can get your COVID-19 vaccination at community locations or through your health care provider.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone eligible receive the monovalent COVID-19 vaccine. The World Health Organization has stated that the monovalent vaccine is effective against the JN.1 variant, which continues to rise in prevalence. CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from the virus, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of variants emerging.

Questions about this article? Contact Occupational Health Services