Vaccines for COVID-19

FREE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS

Open to all students, faculty, and staff in the MLK Building Pauley Ballroom. 

Preschedule on eTang or drop-in

June Vaccine Clinics

9 -11 am and 1-3 pm

  • Tuesdays: Moderna/mRNA and Johnson & Johnson
  • Wednesdays: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Thursdays: Johnson & Johnson 

**June 21 Johnson & Johnson clinic at RSF from 8am-5pm (walk-ins only, no prescheduled appointments)

July Vaccine Clinics 

  • Tuesdays - 1-3 pm - Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, walk-ins welcome
  • Thursdays - 1-3 pm - Pfizer Johnson & Johnson, walk-ins welcome

August Vaccine Clinics

  • We will have large vaccine clinics to accommodate those returning to campus
  • Dates and times to be posted in July
  • Appointments can be booked closer to August, walk-ins also welcome

 Upload your outside vaccine records to eTang.

Students, faculty and staff who received the vaccine outside of UHS are encouraged to upload a record of their vaccination to eTang.  Taking action now to upload records will help as we continue to plan for the return to campus efforts.  If you got a vaccine at UHS you do not need to upload records.

 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

As of June 12, the campus recently announced that the University of California will move forward with a vaccine mandate. What this means for students at this time is that:

  • The effective date for policy compliance will be Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, two weeks before the UC Berkeley fall term begins.

  • The policy will allow for narrow medical exemptions consistent with CDC guidance and manufacturer labeling on contraindications and precautions. As with other policies and, in accordance with relevant federal and California law, faculty, staff and students will also be eligible to request disability accommodations and exceptions based on religious belief. Additional information will be outlined broadly in the general implementation guidance and in detail in location-specific guidance by mid-July.

  • Those with approved exemptions or accommodations may return to campus with the requirement that they remain masked in all public settings and comply with the campus testing plan, which at a minimum will be weekly. 

  • Those that are in the process of getting their vaccination or not yet fully vaccinated may return to campus with the requirement that they remain masked in all public settings and comply with the campus testing plan, which at a minimum will be weekly until they are considered fully vaccinated (14 days after final vaccine dose).
  • If you received the vaccine at an off-campus vaccination site, you will need to upload a record of your vaccination to the secure eTang portal as soon as you have received your last dose and have a complete vaccination card. If you were vaccinated on campus, no further action is required.

More information can be found in the FAQs for students (PDF) and employees (PDF)

 COVID-19 vaccines and other non-COVID vaccines may now be administered without regard to timing. 

COVID-19 vaccines can now be administered at the same time as other vaccines. Previously it was recommended that COVID-19 vaccines be administered alone, with a minimum interval of 14 days before or after administration of any other vaccines. This was out of an abundance of caution and not due to any known safety or immunogenicity concerns. However, substantial data have now been collected regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized by FDA for use under EUA.  

Lost your vaccine card

If you lost your vaccine card, please go to the CAIR website to request a record of your vaccine.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get the vaccine?

1. Faculty, staff and students can get a COVID vaccine at our campus vaccine clinic.  See above for information on clinic dates and location.

2. Visit the California Department of Public Health My Turn website to book an appointment.

Who is eligible to get vaccines?

According to COVID state guidelines, anyone 12 years and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

What about faculty and staff, can they get vaccine appointments at the campus vaccine site?

Yes, we are vaccinating students, faculty and staff at our campus site.

What if I get a COVID vaccine outside UHS, how do I upload my records?

Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to upload their vaccine records to eTang. Here are instructions for how to upload records.

What about students on SHIP?

Students who are on SHIP the vaccine is covered and there is no cost to students.  Students not on SHIP can also get a vaccine through our campus site with no costs to the student.

How is campus planning for vaccine distribution?

The campus COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force convened in December of 2020 and developed phased plan in accordance with CDPH guidelines.  This group is no longer meeting.  With the shift in direction to vaccinate students as their health care provider, a newly formed Student Vaccine Advisory Group meets regularly with UHS staff to continue to look for opportunities to do outreach to students who need it the most to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination.  We want to ensure that we reach students who may be most at risk of severe disease, infection (due to home, work, or other situation), or transmission to others (such as to other household members, who may themselves be at risk for severe disease), as well as any student who may face challenges accessing vaccine in the community for any reason, or who may need extra assistance.  

Will the vaccine be mandatory for any portion of the campus population?

The University of California has shared details of a proposed policy (PDF) on COVID-19 vaccination as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees, and staff to in-person instruction across the state this fall.

Under the proposed policy, the university would require students, faculty, academic appointees, and staff who are accessing campus facilities at any UC location beginning this fall to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. UC already strongly encourages students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to voluntarily obtain a vaccination as soon as they are eligible and able to schedule an appointment. The requirement would go into effect once a vaccine has full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

More information can be found in the FAQs for students (PDF) and employees (PDF). Additional questions can be directed to UCOP.

Will COVID vaccines be available this Summer and Fall?

Yes, we plan to continue to offer vaccine clinics and appointments this summer and will ramp up early August to hold vaccine clinics for students, faculty and staff returning to campus.

How much vaccine is the campus getting?

Currently we are getting vaccine each week, the quantity and type varies.

Who will be getting the vaccine, how will it be phased?

Early on in the vaccine distruciton, we were following a phased roll-out, but now with vaccine more widely available, we are open to all students, faculty and staff.

What kind of vaccine will the campus be getting?

We have been getting Moderna, Pfizer vaccine and J&J vaccine.

How will the vaccine be distributed?

Currently, we have vaccine clinics in the MLK building Pauley Ballroom and appointments can be booked on eTang and there are drop-in appointments. 

Will SHIP cover the cost of vaccines?

Yes, it appears that the COVID vaccines should be fully covered by health insurance plans.  In this case, UHS will bill SHIP directly for vaccinations obtained at Tang.  The early phase of vaccine distribution is funded by the federal government.

Is campus going to pay for vaccinations?

The cost of the initial phase of vaccination will be covered by a combination of the federal government, occupational health, and insurance funding.  Our understanding from federal regulations is that health care plans are required to pay fully for COVID vaccinations, and there is no out-of-pocket expense to individuals.  

How can I get a vaccine from University Health Services?

UHS is offering vaccines to faculty, staff and students who are 12 years and older and can check our etang portal for upcoming vaccine clinics. 

If I get the vaccine, do I need to continue regular surveillance testing and preventative measures?

Effective April 1, 2021 campus surveillance testing requirements have changed for fully vaccinated faculty, staff, and students. You’re considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your final vaccine dose.

  • Vaccinated students living in on-campus dorms or participating in athletics will still be required to get tested, but the frequency will change from twice weekly to once a week.

  • For everyone else, weekly testing will not be required for 180 days from the date you are fully vaccinated (14 days after final dose).