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COVID-19 Vaccines

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VACCINATIONS

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Vaccination Rates

Student percentage excludes students who are fully remote and will not be on campus. Rates may fluctuate based on student registrations, new employees, and confirmation of full-time remote arrangements. Data is updated monthly.

STUDENTS

99.06%

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EMPLOYEES

88.0%

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COMBINED

93.53%

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Vaccine Availability

To find a vaccination site in Riverside County, visit the Riverside County Public Health vaccine information page. Visit the Vaccine Finder site for information on vaccine and booster availability in your area. Students may also access vaccines at Student Health Services, adjacent to Lot 15.  To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please call Student Health Services at 951-827-3031.

COVID-19 vaccine education resources are available here.

Vaccine FAQs

  • Where can I be vaccinated?

    Employees and students are encouraged to avail themselves of any vaccine that is available to them, whether through county vaccination clinics, personal physicians, or local pharmacies. Visit the Vaccine Finder site for information on vaccine and booster availability in your area. 

    Students may also access vaccines at Student Health Services, adjacent to Lot 15.  To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please call Student Health Services at 951-827-3031.

  • How do I request an exemption if I am an employee?

    UC policy does allow you to submit a request for a medical or religious exemption or a deferral in certain circumstances. Review the UC policy for details. If you would like to submit a request for exemption or a deferral, please complete the appropriate forms and follow the instructions to submit them to the COVID19@ucr.edu. Incomplete documents without proper certification from a health provider or a written statement from someone else confirming religious belief, practice, or observance will not be reviewed. Ensure to submit all the forms as a complete packet. 

    Once the request is reviewed, you will receive a notification of approval or denial from Disability Services or HR Employee Labor Relations, and a copy of the denial or approval will be forwarded to the COVID-19 team at Covid19@ucr.edu. For all denial requests, individuals will be subjected to specific deadlines stipulated in the denial letter.

    Until you are fully vaccinated, individuals must comply with UCR’s non-pharmaceutical intervention requirements (e.g., face coverings, regular asymptomatic testing) for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated individuals as a condition of your physical presence at any university location/facility or program. Health care workers subject to the California Department of Public Health order cannot be physically present at any UC healthcare facility if they are not in compliance with that order.

    100% remote workers

    If you are approved for 100% remote work, you do not need to provide evidence of vaccination status*. You and your supervisor must complete the Telework Agreement and indicate 100% remote status.

    A copy of the Telework agreement must be forwarded to and on file with your HR partner to ensure that UC Path correctly records your work location.

    *At any time, if you plan on coming on to campus, please reach out to your HR partner to provide evidence of vaccination coverage prior to your arrival. You may follow any of the options listed above.

  • Is COVID-19 vaccination mandatory at UCR?

    The final UC COVID vaccination policy can be found here.  

  • Are boosters required?

    All eligible employees and students must obtain a COVID-19 vaccination booster to remain in compliance with the UC vaccination policy. Information on who is eligible for a booster can be found here

  • How do I submit proof of having received a COVID-19 booster?
    There are two ways you can provide proof of vaccination.


    UCR In-Person Verification 
    No appointment is necessary. You can walk-in and show proof of vaccination.
    Bear Cave
    •    Monday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
    •    Friday: 6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Student Success Center
    •    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

    UCR Zoom Verification
    Schedule a time by either e-mailing covid19@ucr.edu or calling 844-827-6827 and selecting option no. 1. A Zoom link will be sent to you for your appointment time.
    Please note that you will need to provide your photo ID or UCR ID and your COVID-19 vaccination card* for in person verification. We will not make a copy of the employee’s vaccine card. 

    *Acceptable Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
    •    COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or WHO), which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date doses administered
    •    A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document
    •    A photo of a vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device
    •    Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider 
    •    Digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader name, date of birth, vaccination dates, and vaccine type.  

  • How will the vaccine policy be enforced with students?

    Please review the this visual summary of how students will be held accountable for not complying with the UC vaccine policy.

  • Why should I get vaccinated?

    Please review additional vaccine education materials found here, and videos by Vice Chancellors Deborah Deas and Rodolfo Torres for more information.

  • If I get vaccinated do I still need to wear a face covering when on campus?

    Effective April 11, 2022, face coverings will be strongly recommended while indoors for those who are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including any booster dose when eligible, and will remain required for anyone who is not up to date on vaccinations. Face coverings indoors will remain required for anyone who is not up to date on vaccinations, as well as, in specific high-risk settings.

  • Are COVID-19 vaccines safe and do they work?

    Please visit the UCR Health COVID-19 FAQs page for detailed information about the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines. 

  • What can I expect after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

    More information about each approved COVID-19 vaccine can be found below:

  • Can I be vaccinated if I recently received another vaccine?

    You may not receive a vaccine if you are currently in isolation or quarantine for COVID-19, or if you have received another vaccine (e.g. flu, shingles, etc.) within the last 14 days. 

  • Do full-time remote employees need to comply with the UC vaccine mandate?

    Employees who work remotely full time must be in compliance with the UC vaccine mandate in order to come to the UCR campus or a UCR owned or operated facility. Employees will be in compliance if they provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine or are approved for an exemption. Full-time remote employees not in compliance are not permitted on campus. Once in compliance, all employees must complete the COVID Screening Check if reporting the result of a positive COVID-19 test, have COVID-like symptoms, exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or reporting the completion of required weekly COVID-19 test.