COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Last Updated: May 9, 2023
As of May 1, 2023, the Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for most students, per the CSU Vaccination Policy. The vaccine is required for all students who reside in University Housing or those who have traveled or lived outside the U.S. for more than 30 days.
Submit Proof of Vaccination
Incoming students must complete the two-step process to be compliant:
1. Report your vaccination status using the COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Certification form. You will be asked to certify your current vaccination status and, at this time, you can indicate if you qualify for a religious or medical exemption. You can also indicate if you will not be accessing campus facilities during the semester. Students requesting a religious exemption can upload their supporting documentation as an attachment on the COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Certification form.
2. Submit verification on the Student Wellness Center Patient Portal. You will need to submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination record, which must include all doses you've received to date. At this time, you can upload documentation to request a medical exemption. Proof can include a scanned/photocopy of your vaccine card or a record containing all of the following: full name, date of birth, manufacturer/brand of vaccine, vaccine lot number, administration dates and sites. Please ensure all information is visible and legible in English to prevent delays in verification.
Guide to complete the TWO-STEP vaccine verification process [pdf]
Submit Booster Information
To be considered fully vaccinated, bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters are required for anyone who meets one of the following:
- Received a Johnson & Johnson vaccination shot more than two months ago, -or-
- Received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna more than two months ago, -or-
- Received bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they’ve received COVID-19 vaccine Primary Series
Per CDC guidelines, students who received the recommended doses of WHO-EUL COVID-19 vaccinations abroad more than two months ago must receive a booster shot. Note: only Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are accepted for booster doses. International students who are unable to receive a mRNA booster in their home country due to vaccine availability, please complete the medical exemption form.
Proof can include a scanned/photocopy of your vaccine card or a record containing all of the following: full name, date of birth, manufacturer/brand of vaccine, vaccine lot number, administration dates and sites. Please ensure all information is visible and legible in English to prevent delays in verification. You must include all vaccine doses received.
Instructions to Submit COVID-19 Vaccination Record for Verification on Patient Portal
- Prepare your COVID-19 Vaccination Record. Create a digital copy/picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination document. A smartphone photo will work.
- Navigate to the Student Wellness Center Patient Portal (link below)
- Enter your SJSU ID number and password
- Duo Authentication is required prior to logging in
- Enter your Date of Birth
- On your patient portal home page, Select I would like to Enter My COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Under COVID-19 Vaccine History, click on “Add Immunization” button and enter COVID-19 vaccination information (i.e. dosage dates, vaccine type/manufacturer name)
- Click the "Update" button to upload your COVID-19 vaccination record. Please attach a translated copy in English if your record is in a different language.
- To submit a medical exemption, please complete the Medical Exemption Request Form and upload the completed form by clicking on COVID-19 Record Upload button.
- If your COVID-19 vaccination record does not meet verification guidelines, you will be notified via secure messages in your Student Wellness Center patient portal to take further action or submit additional documents.
Student Health Center Patient Portal
Check Your Verification Status
Once you have uploaded your documentation, please allow 2-10 business days for your record to be processed and verified. If your COVID-19 vaccination record does not meet verification guidelines, you will be notified via secure messages in your Student Wellness Center patient portal to take further action or submit additional documents.
Students can request for medical or religious exemptions for the following vaccines:
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y & W-135)
- COVID-19 Vaccine.
Medical exemptions must be completed by a healthcare provider using the approved Medical Exemption Form. [pdf]
Religious exemptions must be completed by student using the approved Religious Exemption Form. [pdf]
Forms must be uploaded to the Student Wellness Center Patient Portal. Please note that forms submitted via email will not be accepted.
For questions about COVID-19 vaccine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ