On Sept. 1, the CDC recommended updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer for people 12 and older and from Moderna for people 18 and older. The updated boosters are bivalent vaccines, meaning they target both the most recent Omicron subvariants as well as the original COVID-19 strain.
With this recommendation, the UC Vaccine policy now requires all staff and students to get the bivalent booster, when eligible (two months after either an initial series or monovalent booster). Campus leaders recognize that the availability of the bivalent vaccine is currently limited. Please note: Compliance with the bivalent booster requirement does not yet affect employment status, access to facilities or access to services at UC Davis.