Vaccines for COVID-19

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COVID Vaccines

 COVID Vaccine Boosters Clinics (for students only)

  • Students can book a COVID booster appointment for any day in November (except for the days we have our larger clinics on 11/8/22 & 11/21/22). Appointments are needed by booking on eTang Appointments will open a week ahead of time, so check back frequently if fully booked for that week.  

  •  If you are looking for your primary COVID-19 vaccine series, please call us at (510) 643-7177.  

Booster Compliance Guidelines 

As of 7/1/2022 (subject to change)

If you received an initial series of…

You are eligible for a PFIZER or MODERNA booster if it has been at least…

Pfizer (Comirnaty)

Moderna

Sinopharm BIBP or Sinovac

AstraZeneca/Covishield

COVAXIN

5+ months after your 2nd dose

J&J (Janssen)

CanSinoBio

2+ months after your J&J dose

For those who received vaccines outside of the U.S., more details can be found on this CDC page

 Ways to get vaccinated

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone. You do not need insurance to get vaccinated. 
    • Check daily on eTang for appointments, open to students only.
    • MyTurn: myturn.ca.gov 
    • Vaccines.gov: Use Vaccines.gov 
    • CA COVID-19 hotline: Call 1-833-422-4255 to schedule appointments by phone. 
    • Local pharmacies: Getting vaccinated at a neighborhood pharmacy may be the most accessible option for many. For booking information, see: CVSSafewayWalgreens
    • Private health care providers are vaccinating both members and nonmembers: See information from: Kaiser PermanenteSutter HealthStanford Health Care.
    • Berkeley Public Health clinics

 Upload your outside vaccine / booster records and boosters to eTang.

  • If you received the vaccine/booster 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.

  • Once you enter your booster information correctly in eTang, your campus access badge will update overnight.

 COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirements

More information can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements webpage with updated FAQs. 

 Lost your vaccine card

Get a digital vaccine card at CDPH.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get the vaccine?

1. Faculty, staff and students can get a COVID vaccine at our campus vaccine clinic. Visiting Scholars, Postdocs, and Visiting Students can also get vaccines at our campus vaccine clinics. 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 5 years and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

Can students from other UC campuses get COVID-19 vaccines at UC Berkeley?

Yes, The Student Health Center (SHC) at each University of California campus gladly offers reciprocal access to its student health services to currently registered students from all other UC campuses under the same conditions that apply to its own students who are not enrolled in its campus Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

For visiting UC students regarding COVID-19 vaccines:

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

As of July 15, the University of California released a final COVID-19 vaccine policy.  This policuy also includes boosters as part of the requirement.

Under the 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. 

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

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.  

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