COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Requirements

Per California State University (CSU) policy, students, faculty and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are accessing campus facilities at any university location across the 23 campuses, regardless of FDA approval of the available vaccines approved for emergency use. The CSU’s COVID-19 vaccination policy will allow medical and religious exemptions.

The deadline for incoming Spring 2022 students to submit their COVID-19 two-step vaccine requirements is January 10, 2022.

To help keep our campus community safe and healthy, all students, including exclusively online students, must submit their COVID-19 vaccination requirements and comply with the Presidential Directive 2021-02 and CSU COVID-19 Policy.

Compliance with the presidential policy is defined as:

Verification of full vaccination, including submitted documentation (e.g., vaccination card image or CA Department of Public Health Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record), 

-or-

An approved or pending request for medical or religious exemption from vaccination with appropriate documentation combined with adherence to required personal safety measures, including mandatory weekly testing. 

“Fully vaccinated” means you received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines must be:

  • FDA approved;
  • have an emergency use authorization from the FDA; or,
  • for individuals fully vaccinated outside the United States, be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Additional FAQs from the CSU have been added to the Vaccination page on the Health Advisories website. 

Students, faculty and staff who have not already self-attested and verified they are fully vaccinated will be entered into testing protocol. You will be removed from testing protocols after you have self-attested and provided documentation that you are fully vaccinated. 

Submit Proof of Vaccination

You must complete both steps 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 indicate if you qualify for a religious or medical exemption. Students requesting a religious exemption can upload their supporting documentation as an attachment on the COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Certification form. Prior to submitting a religious exemption form, please convert the PDF into a .BMP, .JPG, .JPEG, .GIF, and .PNG, type attachment. All other attachment types will not be accepted.
  2. Submit verification on the Student Health Center Patient Portal. You will need to submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination record and/or request for a medical exemption. Proof can include a scanned/photo copy 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 date and site. Please ensure all information is visible and legible in English to prevent delays in verification.

Instructions to Submit COVID-19 Vaccination Record for Verification on Patient Portal

  1. Prepare your COVID-19 Vaccination Record. Create a digital copy/picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination document. A smartphone photo will work.
  2. Navigate to the Student Health Center Patient Portal (link below)
  3. Enter your SJSU ID number and password  
  4. Duo Authentication is required prior to logging in
  5. Enter your Date of Birth
  6. Navigate to Medical Clearances tab on the left panel
  7. Navigate to COVID-19 vaccine tab.
  8. Complete COVID-19 vaccination information (i.e. dosage dates, vaccine type/manufacturer name)
  9. 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. 
  10. 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. 
  11. If your COVID-19 vaccination record does not meet verification guidelines, you will be notified via secure messages in your Student Health Center patient portal to take further action or submit additional documents. 

Student Health Center Patient Portal

Check Your Verification Status

Please allow 2-10 business days for your record to be processed and verified. Note: Due to the increased volume of screening, verification may be delayed. Check your Medical Clearance tab on the Student Health Center Patient Portal as the portal is not set up for auto notifications. The COVID-19 vaccine status will change from non-compliant to compliant when records have been verified.

If your COVID-19 vaccination record does not meet verification guidelines, you will be notified via secure messages in your Student Health Center patient portal to take further action or submit additional documents.

Exemptions

Medical Exemption

Download the medical exemption form [pdf]. This form must be submitted on the Student Health Center Patient Portal. Note: the Student Health Center Patient Portal does not accept religious exemptions.

Students will be notified via secured message in the Patient Portal if their exemption has been approved. Please allow 2-10 business days for your record to be processed and verified. If approved, students will also be notified about participating in required COVID-19 safety measures.

Religious Exemption

Download the religious exemption form [pdf]. Please submit your supporting documentation for a religious exemption on the COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Certification form. Note: the Student Health Center Patient Portal does not accept religious exemptions. Please make sure that your document upload is in the following formats: BMP, .JPG, .JPEG, .GIF, and .PNG, type attachment. All other attachment types will not be accepted.

Students can check the status of their religious exemption in their MySJSU account. Due to the increased volume of screening, verification may be delayed. If approved, students will also be notified about participating in required COVID-19 safety measures

For additional questions about COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements, please email studenthealthcenter@sjsu.edu.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements FAQ


INCOMING SPRING 2022 STUDENTS

Incoming Spring 2022 students have additional immunization requirements which they must satisfy prior to the first day of classes. Newly matriculated students must also submit proof for the following:

CSU Required Immunizations:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Conjugate: (Serogroups A, C, Y and W-135)
  • Tetanus/Pertussis/Diphtheria Booster (Tdap)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox Vaccine)
  • Tuberculosis screening/risk assessment: all incoming students must also complete a tuberculosis screening questionnaire in their Student Health Center Online Services/Patient Portal.

Per CSU Executive Order 803, incoming students who are at higher risk for TB infection, as indicated by answering “yes” to any of the screening questions, should undergo either skin or blood testing for TB infection within one year of CSU entry.

For more information regarding Immunization Requirements, please visit our immunizations page