COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER EXCEPTIONS

There are four scenarios for booster exceptions:

  1. If you have an existing medical, disability or religious exception
  2. If you have an existing pregnancy deferral or other time-limited exception
  3. If you were previously denied an exception
  4. If you want an exception to this booster

Please read below for details on each scenario.

If you have requested, or plan to request, an exception to University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy based on a religious objection, you are invited to read the following Religious Belief Exception Educational Resources webpage.

EXCEPTION SCENARIO WHAT YOU WANT TAKE THIS ACTION BY THIS DEADLINE
If you have an existing medical, disability or religious exception I want to use the same exception for this booster. Do nothing. Your current exception covers this booster. N/A
If you have an existing pregnancy deferral or other time-limited exception I want to use the same exception to this booster.

View Exception Educational Resources here.
Submit a new request for an exception to this booster if the time period has ended.

While your request is pending, you must follow all non-pharmaceutical interventions including masking and once-weekly testing for campus employees and twice-weekly testing for healthcare employees.
January 31, 2022

Campus employees click here to upload your completed exception request form.

Healthcare employees click here to upload your completed exception request form.
I requested and was denied an exception to the initial series of the COVID vaccine. I want an exception to this booster. Choose what type of exception below:
  1. medical exemption
  2. disability exception
  3. religious exception
  4. pregnancy deferral
View Exception Educational Resources here.
Submit a request form for the type of exception you want for this booster. Only the four exception types noted in the prior column will be considered.

While your request is pending, you must follow all non-pharmaceutical interventions including masking and once-weekly testing for campus employees and twice-weekly testing for healthcare employees.
January 31, 2022

Campus employees click here to upload your completed exception request form.

Healthcare employees click here to upload your completed exception request form.
I did not request an exception to the initial series of the COVID vaccine. I want an exception to this booster. Choose what type of exception below:
  1. medical exemption
  2. disability exception
  3. religious exception
  4. pregnancy deferral
View Exception Educational Resources here.
Submit a request form for the type of exception you want for this booster. Only the four exception types noted in the prior column will be considered.

While your request is pending, you must follow all non-pharmaceutical interventions including masking and once-weekly testing for campus employees and twice-weekly testing for healthcare employees.
January 31, 2022

Campus employees click here to upload your completed exception request form.

Healthcare employees click here to upload your completed exception request form.

EXCEPTION REQUEST PROCESS

Please visit the UCI Future of Work COVID-19 Policy page for complete instructions on the Exception Request Process.

DOWNLOAD EXCEPTION REQUEST FORMS

The following forms should be used when requesting booster exceptions:

COVID-19 Vaccination Religious Exception Request Form
COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemption / Disability Exception Request Form
COVID-19 Vaccination Pregnancy Deferral Request Form

SUPPORT

If you require additional support, please contact the UCI COVID Response Center at covid19@uci.edu or 949.824.9918 Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.