Your Questions Answered
Question: How do I submit proof that I received a flu vaccine this year?
Answer: Campus employees should submit their attestation or declination of the flu vaccine through the Flu Vaccination Attestation or Declination form no later than Nov. 19, 2021. You must sign in with your AD login.
Students can indicate if they received a flu vaccine outside of UC San Diego by going to “preventative care” from the menu or main page of the MyStudentChart
Question: What happens if I opt out of receiving a flu vaccine?
Answer: Individuals who wish to opt out may affirmatively do so in writing but will be required to wear masks or face coverings at UC San Diego through the end of the flu season even if COVID-19 requirements are loosened.
Question: Why is UC requiring flu immunizations?
Answer: Based on its review of guidance from public health authorities and scientific studies, the University views vaccination against influenza as an important part of actions needed for the safe return to in-person activities as well as for protecting the public health of the surrounding communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing, and the potential confluence with influenza viruses remains a threat to the health and safety of the UC community and the public at large. The potential for a high burden on health care systems continues due to the possibility of both influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses circulating at the same time.