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COVID-19 Vaccination Compliance

When Tritons care for Tritons, we keep our community safe. Vaccination remains one of the most important ways to keep our community healthy, and our goal is to to make compliance with the University of California COVID-19 vaccination requirement easy for you. 

To meet the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the university must confirm all campus members are fully vaccinated. Your vaccination information is securely housed in your employee or student health record. Only the vaccination status will be shared; clinical details will not be shared with the university.

Vaccination Status Definitions

What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

  • You have received a booster shot and it has been 7 days or more since your booster shot, or
  • You have received the complete initial vaccination dose(s) and you are not yet eligible for a booster.
  • At this time, the additional booster is not required to remain compliant with the UC Vaccine Mandate.

What is considered not fully vaccinated?

  • You have received a booster shot and it has been less than 7 days since your booster shot;
  • You have received a complete initial vaccine series and are eligible for a booster shot, but have not yet received one;
  • You did not complete the initial vaccine series;
  • You have not received any vaccines.

If you haven’t already done so, please submit your COVID-19 vaccination documentation as soon as possible. All students, staff and faculty must be vaccinated and receive a booster shot for COVID-19, or have an approved exemption or deferral, per University of California mandate. Requests for exceptions or deferral should be submitted as soon as possible so you do not risk non-compliance with the Policy.

Students and employees who choose not to be vaccinated and have no approved exception or deferral potentially put the health of others at risk and may face disciplinary actions or be unable to participate in on campus activities.

The vaccine mandate overview is available in Spanish here.

International Vaccines

All World Health Organization-approved vaccinations meet the UC vaccine mandate requirement. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as two weeks after the completion of any series of WHO-approved vaccines. Student Health Services will provide international students and visiting scholars with individualized guidance if they have not completed their vaccine series or require additional clinical guidance.

New Student Health Requirements

Incoming UC San Diego students must meet three health requirements by July 11, 2022. These include complying with the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, completing a TB Risk Screening Questionnaire and documenting proof of all required immunizations. For clinical and medical questions, please log into your MyStudentChart and send a message via “Ask a Nurse.” Students with questions about becoming compliant with the UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate can contact ucsdtha@ucsd.edu

COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation Process

To document proof of COVID-19 vaccination or booster received outside of UC San Diego Health, please follow the steps below.

Documenting Your COVID-19 Vaccination or Booster Received Outside UC San Diego Health

  1. Log into MyUCSDChart (employees) or MyStudentChart (students).

    Screenshot of MyUCSDChart and MyStudentChart login page

  2. Click on the Menu and select COVID-19 under the My Record header.

    Screenshot of COVID-19 menu item

  3. Click on Update within the blue box titled, “Not seeing your COVID-19 vaccine?” If your vaccine is documented within the state registry, it will automatically appear. If the "Update" button does not appear, navigate to the "Immunizations" page in the Menu to input your booster information there.

    Screenshot of Not seeing your COVID-19 vaccine

  4. If your vaccine is not documented within the state registry, click on the blue Enter Vaccine Details button.

    Screenshot of We didn't get an update from state registries yet

  5. On the next screen, choose Yes to indicate you’d like to enter vaccination documentation and type in the numerical number of vaccine doses you intend to report (you can enter first and second doses as well as booster information).

    Screenshot of Tell us about your COVID-19 vaccination

  6. Answer the questions below about your vaccination, including manufacturer and date administered.

    Screenshot of COVID-19 vaccination information

  7. Upload a photo of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card by choosing the Attach a document button. Once uploaded, select Continue.

    Screenshot of COVID-19 vaccination information continued

  8. Review the information you have submitted to ensure accuracy, then select Submit.

    Screenshot of review of COVID-19 vaccination information

  9. You will see a green confirmation box with a message about next steps. Please allow up to one week for your record to be updated.

    Screenshot of COVID-19 vaccination information continued

Vaccine Mandate and Campus Safety Guidelines by Affiliation

Employees (Including Temporary Employees and On-site Independent Contractors)

This information applies to temporary employees (TES) and third-party temporary employment agencies providing campus staffing as well as independent contractors on-site.

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: Yes

UC San Diego requirements: Comply with testing and face covering policies

Compliance management: See the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Compliance Dashboard

Students

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: Yes

UC San Diego requirements: Comply with testing and face covering policies

Compliance management: See the Office of Student Conduct

Visiting Scholars, Visiting Graduate Students, Academic Appointees on Contract, Recall, Emeritus/a

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: Yes

UC San Diego requirements: Comply with testing and face covering policies

Compliance management: See the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Compliance Dashboard

For Visiting Scholars, please see the Vaccine Mandate Process for Visiting Scholars

Staff Volunteers

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: Yes, no exemptions/deferrals allowed

UC San Diego requirements: Comply with face covering policies

Compliance management: See the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Compliance Dashboard

Invited Guests (Not Events/Athletics Guests)

Invited guests are non-UC San Diego employees who are invited by various UC San Diego officials (e.g., faculty, staff) to come to the UC San Diego campus (e.g., invited academic guests, guest lecturers, speakers, lecturers). Invited guests do not include event/athletics guests; please see the Event/Athletics Guests category for this guidance.

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccine mandate: No, but subject to UC San Diego safety requirements

UC San Diego requirements: Must be fully vaccinated (or approved exception/deferral for UC employees) and comply with face covering policy

For Invited Academic Guests, please see the Invited Academic Guest Requirements.

Please note that UC San Diego officials (e.g. faculty, staff) are not to ask for, collect, or store vaccination status or documentation from invited guests. The hosting UC San Diego official (the person who invited the invited guest) should share the above UC San Diego requirements with the invited guest.

The Preuss School 3rd Party Contracted Personnel

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: No, but subject to UC San Diego requirements

UC San Diego requirements: Must be fully vaccinated (no exceptions or deferrals allowed for non-UC employees) and comply with face covering policy.

Retail Vendors and Tenants

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: No, but subject to UC San Diego requirements

UC San Diego requirements: Comply with face covering policy.

Vendors and Contractors

This does not include temporary employment services.

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: No, but subject to UC San Diego requirements.

UC San Diego requirements: Comply with face covering policy.

Human Subject Research Participants

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: No, but subject to UC San Diego requirements

UC San Diego requirements: Comply with face covering policy.

Compliance management: See Research Policies and Procedures

Campus Tours

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: No, but subject to UC San Diego requirements.

UC San Diego requirements: Must remain masked throughout tour, both indoor and outdoor.

Event and Athletics Guests

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: No, but subject to UC San Diego requirements.

UC San Diego requirements: Comply with face covering policy and must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within the past 48 hours.

Unaffiliated Visitors (Not Events/Athletics Guests)

Unaffiliated visitors are individuals who visit the UC San Diego campus. Unaffiliated visitors do not include event/athletics guests; please see the Event/Athletics Guests category for this guidance.

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: No, but subject to UC San Diego requirements.

UC San Diego requirements: Comply with face covering policy.

UC San Diego Sponsored Summer Programs

Subject to UC COVID-19 vaccination mandate: Yes
UC San Diego requirements: Comply with testing and face covering policies
Compliance management: Responsibility of the program sponsor
Please see the Guidance for UC San Diego Sponsored Summer Programs.