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SDSU received approval from the state of California to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the campus community. SDSU received approval from the state of California to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the campus community.
 


SDSU Now Offers Limited Supply of Vaccines to SDSU Community

Student Health Services to begin vaccinating those who are eligible, by appointment-only, at the Calpulli Center.
By SDSU News Team
 

Following a formal request, San Diego State University received approval this week from the state of California to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the campus community. The first 300 Moderna vaccine doses arrived this week.

In accordance with state and county guidelines, faculty, staff and students, and other campus community members are deemed eligible through the state and county approved COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. This plan requires that SDSU offer vaccines in concert with San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s progress through these phases.

As San Diego County is currently in “Tier 1” of “Phase 1B,” faculty, staff and students who are 65 years or older will be contacted by email and by phone with an invitation to sign up for an appointment with Student Health Services (SHS). SHS will begin vaccinating those who are eligible based on the county phases by appointment-only on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Calpulli Center. 

SDSU will continue to work closely with state and county officials and has already requested additional vaccines, so that the university can move to further expand vaccine access. Many eligible members of the SDSU community have already been vaccinated through their primary care providers and county sites. SDSU is committed to working to provide expanded access so that members of the campus community can come directly to SHS to be vaccinated based on state and county eligibility tiers.
 
As expressed in a joint all-campus email from President Adela de la Torre, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity J. Luke Wood, and Associated Students President Chrsitian Holt, “We have lost too many lives and too many have become ill due to this virus. These are actual people who had lives and who mattered to someone, and a growing number of us know someone who has been directly impacted by the virus. Getting vaccinated when your time comes will help keep you, your family and your community healthy and safe.”

Those who are eligible to get vaccinated can also gain access to vaccines in several other ways. In California, most people will be vaccinated at clinics, pharmacies, and primary care locations. Individuals may also seek access through County of San Diego vaccination sites and Imperial County vaccination sites

Additional information on SDSU’s vaccination plan is available at: sdsu.edu/covid19vaccine.
 
More information about the Moderna vaccine, proven to be 95% effective, is available by visiting the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s dedicated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine webpage.