Vaccines for COVID-19

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FREE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS

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

Preschedule on eTang or drop-in

August Vaccine Clinics

  • Tuesday, August 3 Moderna and J&J from  9-11am and 1 - 4pm
  • Thursday, August 5 Pfizer and J&J from  9-11am and 1 - 4pm
  • Sunday, August 22 9-11:30am and 1-3:45 pm Pfizer (and possibly other vaccine types)
  • Tuesday, August 24: Moderna 9-11am and 1 - 4pm
  • Thursday, August 26: Pfizer 9-11am and 1 - 4pm
  • FOR STUDENTS ONLY: if you need a COVID-19 vaccine outside of the dates listed above, there will be a limited number of walk-in appointments at Pauley Ballroom on August 11-13 and 16 -18 from 9-11:30am and 1-3:45pm
  • Vaccines after August 26 will be given by appointment only at UHS Tang Center. Details on how to book those  appointments will be updated here soon.

 Upload your outside vaccine records to eTang.

  • 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.

 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

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

 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.

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?

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).