Vaccination is a historically effective medical and public health tool used to eradicate and control infectious diseases in previous pandemics. Thus, the COVID-19 vaccination is a critical next step recommended by public health officials to bring us closer to ending the current global pandemic. It is also a key step that you can take to protect yourself and our campus community.
The California State University (CSU), alongside the University of California (UC), has announced plans to implement COVID-19 vaccination requirement this fall upon FDA approval. We urge all to get vaccinated now, well in advance of the beginning of the semester in August. All across the state the vaccine is readily available, often with no appointment needed.
NEW Vaccine Partnership
SF State is participating in the Biden Administration's COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, joining hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide to ensure our campus community members are safe and receive access to vaccinations. To learn more about the challenge, please visit the White House website.
SF State students and employees currently outside of the area are encouraged to seek out vaccination appointments near them. Links to information about current vaccine locations both locally and elsewhere may be found below.
To learn more about requirements, please visit Campus Planning and get the latest information about Health & Safety campus best practices. We thank you for your patience. We hope that providing the resources below on COVID-19 vaccine safety, effectiveness, eligibility and access will help keep our campus community informed and best-prepared.
As official public health guidelines shift in the wake of new developments, we will update our response plan and our curated resource list below accordingly. If you have any updates regarding COVID-19 that you would like to share from official public health sources that may be helpful to our Gator community, please contact email@example.com or fill out the SF State Campus Plan Inquiry form.
Public Health Guidelines
There are currently three safe, effective and free COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
To learn more about vaccines, their safety and efficacy, please refer to the resources below collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
- SF Gov's COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit
- CDC’s About COVID-19 Vaccines
- CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccinations Data
- CDC”s COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Research
- CDC’s Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in the U.S.
- CDC’s Vaccine Effectiveness
- FDA's COVID-19 Vaccines
- How CDC Measures COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness
- WHO’s “Vaccine Explained” Series
- WHO Vaccine Safety Q&A
- WHO’s Vaccine Research and Development
President Joe Biden announced that every adult is now eligible to sign up and receive any of the three safe, effective and free COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the FDA. In addition, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all Californians aged 16 and older are eligible for any of the three vaccines since April 15, 2021. More recently, the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. Find a vaccine appointment using the resources below:
California State Government
- Anthem BlueCross Traditional HMO California
- Anthem BlueCross Select HMO California
- BlueShield Access+ HMO
- Del Norte County EPO
- Health Net SmartCare California
- Kaiser Permanente
- PERS Choice and PERSCare
- PERS Select
- United Healthcare Alliance HMO California
Please note, the above listed health care providers are offered via SF State for eligible employees. You should consult with your respective health care provider about vaccine access.