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COVID-19 Vaccination Certification
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 requires students, MPP and Confidential employees who are eligible to receive a vaccination booster to have done so by February 28, 2022.
Students: How to upload your booster verification:
Those who were not eligible to receive boosters by February 28 will have five 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 allows students and employees to seek medical and religious exemptions.
See the FAQ section below for detailed answers to your vaccine-specific questions.
More information about how to attest to having received your booster vaccination will be available soon.
On-Campus Booster Clinics
Cal State East Bay, in partnership with La Familia, periodically hosts booster vaccination clinics on its Hayward campus for students and university employees.
Find out where else you can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
An Approved Vaccine is a COVID-19 vaccine that has received full approval from the FDA or for which the FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization. An Approved Vaccine also includes a COVID-19 vaccine that has been determined by the World Health Organization to meet the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy.
If the vaccine you received in your home country has been determined by the World Health Organization to meet the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy, it will qualify as an Approved Vaccine. See the above description for Approved Vaccines.
Yes. As of Aug. 3, 2021, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties require that facial coverings are worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Medical and religious exemptions are permitted under these guidelines:
Medical Exemption: A student may be excused from the vaccine requirement if, due to a medical condition, an Approved Vaccine presents a significant risk of a serious adverse reaction. Any medical exemption must be verified by a certified or licensed healthcare professional and provided upon campus request.
Religious Exemption: A student may be excused from the vaccine requirement if, the student has sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice that conflicts with the vaccination requirement.
Students who are exempted from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons will be required to participate in additional public health and safety measures, including routine (weekly) COVID-19 surveillance testing.
If you are not enrolled in any in-person classes or hybrid courses (including any off-campus internships or practicums) and do not plan to visit any Cal State East Bay facility or property for any reason at any time, you should certify this status in MyCSUEB.
Yes, individuals who have already tested positive for COVID-19 will still need to get vaccinated. The university policy does not allow for exemptions for those who have had COVID-19, and public health officials recommend vaccination for people who have previously tested positive for COVID-19.
You will be required to test for COVID-19 a weekly basis until you submit your proof of vaccination, as required to provide a valid certification of your vaccine status.
Students who do not comply with the requirement for vaccination or who refuse or fail to comply with required additional public health and safety measures, such as weekly COVID-19 testing may be denied access to Cal State East Bay’s campuses and programs. In addition, such students may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from the university. Suspended students will be dropped from their classes.
Contractors who access campus are asked to ensure their employees comply with this policy prior to accessing campus. Visitors are required to comply with other safety measures such as wearing face coverings.
Select classes will be offered online, and students who are not vaccinated will be able to register for those online classes.
Return to the COVID-19 page in MyCSUEB where you uploaded your document and select the “View” button to verify what was uploaded.