Safer Return at Cal Poly Pomona

Vaccine Information

(Page last updated 5/18/2021)

Currently, Cal Poly Pomona faculty, staff and students are not required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The university encourages our community receive a vaccination as soon as it is available to them.

If a COVID-19 vaccination is required, Cal Poly Pomona will communicate with all faculty, staff and students about the requirement, deadlines and next steps.

CSU Vaccination Requirement

The California State University and the University California recently announced that the universities intend to require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized for COVID-19. This requirement will be conditioned upon full approval of one or more vaccines by the FDA, as well as adequate availability of the fully approved vaccines. The CSU plans for the requirement to become effective at the beginning of the fall 2021 term, or upon full FDA approval of the vaccine, whichever occurs later. 

Prior to the implementation of any changes to the CSU's existing immunization requirements, the CSU will engage the California State Student Association, the CSU Academic Senate and labor unions. The COVID-19 vaccination requirement would allow for students or employees to seek an exemption based on medical or religious grounds. The policy and related implementation details are under development and will be made available once the consultations have concluded.

Read the full CSU announcement.

Student Vaccination

Students who have already received the COVID-19 vaccination may upload an image of their CDC COVID-19 card to MyHealthPortal for safe keeping. For instructions on how to log in to the health portal, watch this video. Once logged in, students simply need to upload an image of their card by following the steps outlined in this tutorial.

Faculty and staff are not required to share their vaccination status with the university or their manager.

 

FAQs about Vaccines

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

On April 15, all individuals 16 and older in California became eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated. Visit the California Vaccine website for more information.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine required for students, faculty and staff?

As of May 5, 2021, Cal Poly Pomona faculty, staff and students are not required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The university encourages our community receive a vaccination as soon as it is available to them.

When will COVID-19 vaccination it be required for students, faculty and staff?

The CSU plans for the requirement to become effective at the beginning of the fall 2021 term, or upon full FDA approval of the vaccine, whichever occurs later.  Prior to the implementation of any changes to the CSU's existing immunization requirements, the CSU will engage the California State Student Association, the CSU Academic Senate and labor unions. The policy and related implementation details are under development and will be made available once the consultations have concluded.

What vaccines are required for students?

A number of immunizations unrelated to COVID-19 are already required for student enrollment at Cal Poly Pomona. To see a full list of current required vaccines, visit the Health and Wellness website.

How can I seek a medical exemption for the COVID-19 vaccination?

The COVID-19 vaccination requirement would allow for students or employees to seek an exemption based on medical or religious grounds. The policy and related implementation details are under development and will be made available once the consultations have concluded.