UCLA Health said in a statement that active employees not working remotely must be vaccinated or receive an exemption, in compliance with the state public health order. “Those out of compliance are subject to progressive discipline, including restricting access to work sites and being placed on leave,” the statement said.
It is unclear what consequences Rake faced as a result. Rake did not respond to a request for comment.
UCLA Health employees are required to receive the annual flu vaccine and to provide documentation of vaccination or immunity to certain infectious diseases including measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, pertussis and meningitis.
This year, the flu and COVID-19 vaccines were added to the UCLA immunization requirement list for students.
At the Aug. 29 anti-vaccination rally, Rake urged onlookers not to request any exemptions for the vaccine. He claimed that asking for an exemption “was agreeing with the totalitarian lie that some other group has authority over your body.”