By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California State University campuses will be joining University of California schools in requiring COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for students and staff.

The CSU system announced their booster vaccine requirement on Wednesday.

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“Vaccination, including a booster when eligible, remains our most effective strategy against infection and severe disease,” said CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro in a statement.

Students and staff at CSU campuses will now need to get their booster by Feb. 28, 2022 or six months after the final dose of their original vaccination.

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The UC system announced a similar policy on Tuesday.

Several UC schools have also announced that they will be switching back to remote classes for the first two weeks of the winter term.

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CSU schools – who are on a semester system and start their winter term later in January – have not detailed plans to start with online classes.