The vaccination clinic at Cal State Long Beach opened in February 2021 to serve current members of the campus community.
These Frequently Asked Questions about the clinic will continue to be updated when new information in available.
How do I schedule my appointment?
All members of the campus community had access this past spring to make a vaccination appointment.
The vaccination clinic will go on hiatus for the summer, and reopen prior to the start of the fall semester.
For the remainder of May, only second shots are being offered through the "COVID Vaccine Appointment" option on the university's single sign-on page. From there, you can select the time and date that best accommodates your schedule. When making your appointment, you must use your campus email address, as CSULB is serving as a closed point of dispensing and an email not affiliated with the university will not work. You will receive an email from the reservation system confirming your appointment. Keep this email as you will need on the day of your appointment.
I have a medical condition and would like to alert medical staff prior to receiving a vaccine. Who should I contact?
If there are any concerns prior to vaccination, campus community members can send an email to the COVID vaccine email address COVIDemail@example.com. The email will get routed to a nurse and that will ensure that questions are answered appropriately. Health-related concerns can also be addressed at the vaccine clinic on campus.
Can members of my family join me in receiving a vaccination?
At this time, only current members of the campus community who receive an invitation to schedule an appointment may receive a vaccination at their specified time.
What will I need to do on the day of my appointment?
On the day of your appointment, you will need to fill out the health questionnaire found on the university's single sign-on page under the link titled “COVID-19 Pre-Screen.” At your appointment, you will need to show the email with your health questionnaire results and the confirmation email with your appointment time. Bring a photo ID. You must wear a mask while on campus.
Those receiving their second dose of the vaccine should also bring their CDC COVID-19 vaccination card.
Where will I get my vaccine?
The university’s vaccine clinic is being held in the Pyramid parking structure adjacent to the Walter Pyramid on the second floor. The closest campus entrance is from Atherton Street and Merriam Way. Motorists can also enter from 7th Street and from Bellflower Boulevard. Signage will direct you to the vaccination site.
For those arriving via public transportation or from another on-campus location, there will be a vaccine station for walk-ups on the second floor of the Pyramid parking structure. To access the walk-up station, enter the Pyramid parking structure from the southeast corner, near Beach Circle, where there is an elevator and a stairwell that will take you to the second floor.
Please have a screenshot or printed copy of both the results of your campus COVID-19 pre-screen questionnaire and appointment confirmation email handy.
Are there other ways to get the vaccine?
We are encouraging our campus community members to get vaccinated as early as possible. All staff who work in post-secondary education facilities are eligible to receive a vaccine at a state, local and healthcare provider vaccine sites. Additionally, all employees who work at Cal State Long Beach are eligible to receive a vaccine through the city of Long Beach.
Those for whom it is more convenient to get vaccinated outside the city of Long Beach should check their local health department or municipality. These include the Orange County Health Care Agency and the County of Los Angeles Public Health.
Will the vaccine be available to community members at CSULB's distribution site?
At this time, Cal State Long Beach is serving as a closed point of dispensing for the city of Long Beach to expedite communitywide innoculation. As such, vaccines at this site are being made available only to currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff.
Where can I find more information about the vaccine?
More information on the vaccine’s safety and efficacy can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. More region-specific information can be found on the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services website.