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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.

To get vaccinated

Sacramento State’s vaccination site, approved in January 2021 by the CDPH, has administered more than 21,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, including to more than 4,000 employees and student employees. This work was done by Sac State’s health care staff and Nursing students.

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Why we ask you to be vaccinated

The best way for us all to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to be vaccinated. The CDC has issued guidelines that say that the vaccines are effective and fully vaccinated people can resume many pre-pandemic activities.

The CSU and Sacramento State will require everyone who comes to campus (with limited, specific exemptions) to be vaccinated for the SARS-CoV-2 virus once one or more of the four available vaccines are fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or by the beginning of the Fall 2021 term, whichever comes later.

We are working with the Chancellor’s Office to develop a process for certifying vaccination attestations and exemptions. We will share that information as soon as it is available.

The CSU is beginning the meet-and-confer process with the unions and is consulting with the system-wide Academic Senate and California State Student Association. The CSU will publish its COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy upon completion of the meet-and-confer process and a review by university presidents.

In a message sent to the Sac State community on May 20, President Nelsen affirmed the University’s desire for a safe return.

Is Sacramento State a COVID-19 vaccination site?

The University has established a COVID-19 vaccination site at The WELL, delivering the vaccine to students, faculty and staff, as well as for individuals 16 years of age or older.

Sacramento State Health Center medical staff and trained Nursing students are administering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and, upon request, the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

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. Currently, vaccinations are available to students, faculty, and staff.

  • A Sac State OneCard or a valid government-issued identification card is required for proof of identity.

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

What vaccine is Sac State using?

Sac State is mainly using the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Students who wish to have the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses, may request it.

How is a second Pfizer vaccine dose scheduled, communicated?

If you are receiving the Pfizer vaccine at Sac State, a scheduling email for the second dose will be sent to you five to seven days before your second dose date on our vaccine card. If you are receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a second dose is not required.

When and where are vaccinations being provided?

Vaccinations are being given by appointment only at the Terrace Suite of The WELL from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Students may use the patient portal found on Student Affairs Return To Campus page to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated.

What does it cost to be vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccinations are being provided free of charge.