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COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ

More information for Sacramento State students about COVID-19 vaccinations and testing is available on the Student Affairs coronavirus information web page.

Updated 4:22 p.m. Feb. 18

Is Sacramento State a COVID-19 vaccination site?

The University has established a COVID-19 vaccination site in the University Union, delivering the vaccine to individual members of groups determined by the state of California and Sacramento County Public Health using established guidelines and protocols.

Sacramento State Health Center medical staff and trained Nursing students are administering the vaccine produced by Pfizer.

The number of doses the University administers each week is determined in part by the amount of vaccine provided by the county.

Information about other vaccination opportunities can be found on Sacramento County’s COVID-19 Information website.

Who is eligible for vaccinations at the Sac State site?

Sac State is providing COVID-19 vaccinations following state of California and Sacramento County Public Health guidelines. Vaccinations are being administered to members of the University community based on priorities determined by established protocols. Individuals are being notified of their eligibility by an email invitation from the University to schedule an appointment.

Sacramento State students now are eligible to receive vaccinations at the University site, and invitations are being sent in groups to students based on their addresses on record in the Student Center. Groups are being determined by proximity, beginning with Sacramento residents and expanding outward.

Only individuals who have received email invitations from the University may schedule appointments to receive vaccinations at the Sac State site. These invitations are not to be shared with others, and people who have scheduled appointments using a borrowed invitation will not be allowed to receive the shot. A Sac State OneCard or a valid government-issued identification card is required for proof of identity.

Members of the community at large may make appointments through the county scheduling system to receive vaccinations at the Sac State site, based upon limited availability.

More information about the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination sites and availability can be found on the Sacramento County COVID-19 Information website.

How is vaccine availability, second dose scheduling being communicated?

The University’s Office of Student Affairs is sending email invitations to individuals eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a vaccination. These invitations are not transferrable.

People who schedule appointments using an invitation shared with them by another individual will not be allowed to receive the shot. A Sac State OneCard is required for proof of identity.

Individuals who received their first dose of the vaccine at Sacramento State will receive an invitation for their second dose. Distribution of those invitations will begin soon, and will go out about a week before an individual’s second dose date.

When and where are vaccinations being provided?

Vaccinations are being given by appointment only, at the vaccination site in the University Union.

What does it cost to be vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccinations are being provided free of charge.