COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccination and booster requirement

The California State University system requires faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Cal State East Bay will require students, MPP and Confidential employees who are eligible to receive a vaccination booster to do so by February 28, 2022. Those who are not eligible to receive boosters by February 28 will have six months after receiving their final initial vaccination dose to receive a booster.

Represented employees will not be subject to the booster requirement until the CSU concludes its meet-and-confer process with labor unions.

The CSU’s COVID-19 vaccination policy will allow students and employees to seek medical and religious exemptions.

On-Site Booster Clinics

Cal State East Bay, in partnership with La Familia, will host several booster vaccination clinics on its Hayward campus. The clinics will be held Jan. 26, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, March 1 and March 15 in the Old University Union, Room 102, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring your Bay Card, government-issed I.D. and vaccination card.  

Other Ways to Get Your Booster 

Individuals seeking a vaccine can also use these resources:

  • Check directly with your healthcare provider.   
  • You can find a walk-in clinic or make an appointment using the website MyTurn
  • Many local pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens, offer the vaccine. 
  • County public health pages in Alameda County and Contra Costa County also have information on how to schedule appointments.  

The State of California’s COVID-19 website explains the vaccine’s benefits. Vaccines are available to everyone age 5 and up—regardless of immigration or insurance status.


On-campus testing is available and registration is required.

For off-campus testing, if you have medical insurance, call your doctor/healthcare provider to schedule a test. If you do not have medical insurance, you can schedule an appointment at a community testing site.