Mayor Garcetti urges booster shot, frequent testing as UC schools issues new mandate for booster

UC Schools issued a new mandate Tuesday saying eligible students and staff at UCLA, UC Irvine and other University of California campuses will be required to obtain COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, the system’s president said Tuesday, while indicating some campuses could temporarily shift to remote courses in January. Luis Cuevas, a senior at UC Irvine majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, spoke with FOX 11 about the announcement. “I’m willing to comply with whatever UCI has. It’s all understandable and makes sense. My concern mostly was having to do with remote learning.”