Flu Vaccine Mandate Leaves University of California Students With Mixed Feelings

The University of California (UC) is requiring its students, faculty, and staff to receive a flu vaccine by mid-November, as part of its COVID-19 response, following a recent executive order. The mandate applies to individuals who learn, live, or work on a UC campus for the duration of the 2021-2022 flu season, according to UC spokeswoman Heather Harper. Michael Drake, president of the University of California, wrote in the Oct. 8 executive order that the impetus for the mandate was to “reduce the likelihood of severe disease … and in turn to reduce the likelihood that our health systems will be overwhelmed.” Harper told The Epoch Times “opportunities for the influenza virus to spread will significantly increase” as many people return to pre-pandemic activities during flu season with less adherence to face coverings and physical distancing. Last year, the UC executive board issued a similar flu vaccine mandate to all …

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By Kelly Sanchez

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