COVID-19 vaccinations are required for University of California students. Upload your proof of completion to the patient portal by Monday, Aug. 16. Visit: chconline.ucr.edu

COVID-19 Hub

COVID-19 Vaccine and Verification

 

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for University of California students. Upload your proof of completion to the patient portal by Monday, Aug. 16. Watch the video tutorial on "how to upload" below.

Students and Student Workers may request and submit a medical exemption, disability exception, pregnancy deferment, or religious exception by completing the COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Request Form for UCR Students. If you have any questions or need further advisement regarding COVID-19 exemptions and/or exceptions, please email the COVID-19 Management Team.

If at least 75% of the student body uploads their vaccination record by the Aug. 1, 2021 deadline, students may receive $5 to their R’Card or they can choose to donate the $5 to R’Pantry. Please note, a valid proof of vaccination must be uploaded to be eligible for the reward. When we reach this goal, a link will be provided to students based on their selection to ensure the reward is received or donated.

International Vaccines – We are only accepting International Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) identified by checked columns. For questions, email WHOEUL@who.int.

Clinic Updates

The Student Health Services COVID-19 vaccine clinic takes place every Friday from 1–3:30 p.m. at Student Health Services, adjacent to Lot 15. To schedule an appointment, please contact the COVID Hotline at (844) 827-6827. Please note that your vaccine will be free regardless of insurance. For more information on where to get a COVID-19 vaccination, visit campusreturn.ucr.edu/vaccines.

Off-Campus Testing Resources

 

Actions We Are Taking

Telehealth – We’ve opened telehealth appointments so that our providers can see patients online for primary care, follow-up visits, mental health services, medication monitoring, and other issues. In-person appointments are also available.

Screening – We require that all employees and individuals entering the clinic be screened for symptoms and have their temperatures checked.

Face Covering – It is recommended for everyone on the UCR campus to wear a face mask at all times. Student Health Services requires a face mask (made of tightly woven fabric or non-woven materials of two or three layers) be worn in the clinic at all times, even if you are fully vaccinated.

Infection Prevention – Our clinics are cleaned and disinfected rigorously, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection prevention guidelines. 

Got Questions?

Q: Can I get a COVID-19 vaccination on campus?
A: The SHS COVID-19 vaccine clinic takes place every Friday from 1–3:30 p.m. at Student Health Services, adjacent to Lot 15. To schedule an appointment, please contact the COVID Hotline at (844) 827-6827.

Q: What should I do if I live on campus and am exposed to or test positive for COVID-19?
A: Please refer to the isolation brochure for advice on isolating after exposure to COVID-19 or a positive test.

Q: What resources are available on campus related to COVID-19?
A: Please check the UCR COVID-19 webpage for the latest information. You can visit The Well for information on how to receive a COVID-19 wellness kit. Please also connect with the on- and off-campus providers listed under COVID-19 Resources. 

Q: Are students able to return to campus?
A: Students are permitted to return to campus upon completion of the online education module. Please visit the Dean of Students website for more information. You must also complete the Daily Wellness Survey each day before coming on to campus.

Q: Should I get tested for COVID-19?
A: Environmental Health & Safety offers this guidance for students on getting tested. 

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

  • Are vaccines mandatory for students to be on campus for fall 2021?

    Yes. As of July 15, 2021, UCR policy requires COVID-19 vaccination for all individuals learning, working, or living at UC locations this fall, or that are participating in-person in UC programs that may occur off-site (such as UC athletics programs or study abroad), with limited exceptions, accommodations, and deferrals.

  • Are there exceptions to the vaccination mandate?

    The vaccination policy includes a narrow range of exceptions for individual medical reasons or religious beliefs. More information will be forthcoming for students seeking an exemption on medical, disability, or religious grounds; or deferral (based on pregnancy). We understand that not all students can receive vaccination. This makes it even more crucial that all who can be vaccinated are vaccinated.

    UC COVID-19 Vaccination Policy — Student Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do students get vaccines now?

    SHS is now scheduling student appointments to our COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic takes place every Friday from 1–3:30 p.m. at Student Health Services, adjacent to Lot 15. To schedule an appointment, please contact the COVID Hotline at (844) 827-6827. Please note that your vaccine will be free regardless of insurance. You can also Visit vaccines.gov to find a local vaccination site. A referral for a vaccine will be needed. UCSHIP will cover the cost of your vaccine if you follow these steps:

    • Contact SHS at (951) 827-3031 to obtain a referral — no appointment needed.
    • SHS medical staff will complete referral in three to five business days.
    • You will receive a message in your patient portal that your referral is complete.
  • Can I get a vaccine somewhere else?

    Yes. Contact your primary care physician (PCP) or visit vaccines.gov to find a local vaccination site. A referral for a vaccine will be needed. UCSHIP will cover the cost of your vaccine if you follow these steps:

    • Contact SHS at (951) 827-3031 to obtain a referral — no appointment needed.
    • SHS medical staff will complete referral in three to five business days.
    • You will receive a message in your patient portal that your referral is complete.

    You want to ensure you continue with the same vaccine brand for your first and second doses. For example, if you get Moderna for your first dose, your second dose needs to be Moderna.

  • Once I get vaccinated, do I still have to get COVID-19 testing?

    You will have to test only if you become symptomatic (fever, sore throat, etc.).

  • Once I get vaccinated, do I need to show proof to UCR?

    Yes. You are required to upload your proof of vaccine completion to the Patient Portal by Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

  • Are vaccines safe?

    Yes. Please visit the California Department of Public Health for further details.

  • I work on campus; do I get priority for a vaccine?

    As of May 13, COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to all individuals 12 years and older.

  • I work in a lab on campus, do I get priority for a vaccine?

    As of May 13, COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to all individuals 12 years and older.

  • I’m a grad student, when can I get a vaccine?

    As of May 13, COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to all individuals 12 years and older.

  • I live in student family housing. Can my family get a vaccine on campus?

    As of May 13, COVID-19 vaccinations were made available to all individuals 12 years and older.

  • Will the University accept internationally approved vaccines even if not authorized or approved in the United States?

    No data is available on the safety or efficacy of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the US after receipt of a non-FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a process for assessing and listing unlicensed vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics during public health emergencies. Through that process, a number of vaccines not available in the United States have received Emergency Use Listing (EUL). A document summarizing the status of a wide range of international vaccines can be found online on the WHO’s website. If the mandate is adopted, the University will, consistent with CDC and CDPH guidance, accept proof of vaccination with any international vaccine that has been authorized for emergency use by WHO through the EUL process. People who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series with one of these vaccines do not need additional doses with an FDA-licensed or -authorized COVID-19 vaccine, at least initially (but may be subject to subsequent booster requirements). Those who are partially vaccinated or vaccinated with a vaccine not licensed or authorized by FDA and not authorized by WHO will be required to receive an FDA-licensed or -authorized vaccine no less than 28 days after their last international vaccination. In the interim, they will be subject to special safety measures, like quarantine, frequent asymptomatic testing, and more extensive masking requirements.

  • I was vaccinated in [Canada][the UK][Other], where the government increased the time between first and second vaccines to [longer than US labeling]. Do I have to be revaccinated?

    No. If you have proof of completing a series of any FDA-licensed or FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine consistent with your country’s implementation, you will be considered to have complied with the vaccine mandate.

  • I cannot come back to campus 3-4 weeks before school starts, and I can’t access any vaccine in my country. Will I be allowed on campus?

    Yes. You will be allowed on campus but will be referred to a vaccine site to get vaccinated immediately unless you qualify for a University-approved exemption or exception. Until you are fully vaccinated, you may be subject to special safety measures, like quarantine, frequent asymptomatic testing, and more extensive masking requirements.

A UCR student getting his vaccine with text reading Get Vaccinated to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 at UCR

You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 at UCR by getting vaccinated! Student Health Services (SHS) has all the information you need to get your shots to protect yourself and the campus community.

  1. Make Your Plan. Read on to find answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and learn where you can schedule a vaccination appointment.
  2. Get Your Shots. Go to your two COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Read on to find a vaccination clinic near you.
  3. Upload Your Record. Once you get your second shot, upload your proof of completion to the patient portal. Have questions about uploading your proof of completion? This video will answer them all!
  4. Share Your Shot. Let your fellow Highlanders know why you wanted to get vaccinated and what you're excited to do now that you're fully vaccinated. Complete this form and your story could be featured on UCR social media accounts.

COVID-19 Vaccine Referrals

Do you have UCSHIP and want a COVID-19 vaccine? UCSHIP will cover the cost of your vaccine if you follow these simple steps:

  • Contact SHS at (951) 827-3031 to obtain a referral — no appointment needed.
  • SHS medical staff will complete referral in three to five business days.
  • You will receive a message in your patient portal that your referral is complete.

You can visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine site near you and schedule your appointment!


The Well

Reach out to The Well to request a COVID-19 wellness kit.

Website: well.ucr.edu
Email: thewell@ucr.edu
Instagram: @thewellucr


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Contact CAPS for confidential mental health services, including virtual individual, couples', and group therapy sessions.

Website: counseling.ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-5531
Fax: (951) 827-2015


Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Visit the EHS website for the latest COVID-19 news and updates from the UCR campus, as well as for access to testing, vaccine, and other resources.

Website: ehs.ucr.edu
Email: ehspublichealth@ucr.edu


Riverside University System Public Health

Visit the public health website for the latest COVID-19 news from Riverside County and for access to testing and vaccine resources.

Website: rivcoph.org/coronavirus


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Visit the CDC website for the latest COVID-19 fact sheets and guidance from the federal government, as well as access to vaccine and testing resources.

Website: cdc.gov

Wearing a mask is required when visiting Student Heath Services
All visitors, employees, and students must wear a face mask at SHS — even if fully vaccinated

Masks are still required in specific work areas, such as those working indoor childcare, youth settings, health care facilities, or while using public transit.


Masks must be made of tightly woven fabric or nonwoven materials of at least two layers


Must cover nose and mouth