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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 upon FDA approval, but no changes to the existing immunization requirements have been made yet. 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 or fill out the SF State Campus Plan Inquiry form.

Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

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). 

Public Health Vaccine Resources

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).

Vaccine Eligibility and Vaccine Appointment Location Access

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 auhorization (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: 

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.


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Please note, the planning, guidance and information reflected on this website are subject to change in response to local public health conditions and local, state and federal guidelines concerning COVID-19. Last revised 06/01/21.