Safer Return at Cal Poly Pomona

Vaccine Information

(Page last updated 4/5/2021)

As part of Cal Poly Pomona’s ongoing effort to keep the campus community safe and informed regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are linking to some resources outlining California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan. The state is utilizing a phased and tiered approach that prioritizes vaccines for transparent and equitable distribution to everyone in the state who wants it. The state expects to have enough supplies to vaccinate most Californians in all 58 counties by this summer.

View California's Vaccine Phase - Tier Plan

For updated information on tier status, visit the website of the county in which you live or work.

Find Your County’s COVID-19 Website

Los Angeles County

Current Status:

  • Phase 1A – Tiers 1,2,3
  • Phase 1B – Tier 1
    • Residents age 65 and over
    • Education
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Emergency Services 
    • Janitorial, Custodial, and Maintenance Services
    • Transportation and Logistics
    • People who live or work in congregate living spaces
    • Person’s age 16-64 with health conditions and/or disabilities as outlined by the State
    • All individuals age 50 or over
    • All individuals age 16 or over will be eligible beginning April 15th

Currently available to individuals who fall into the county’s current status and work within Los Angeles County

County Vaccine Website

Vaccination Appointments

Orange County

Current Status:

  • Phase 1A – Tiers 1,2,3
  • Phase 1B – Tier 1
    • Residents age 65 and over
    • Education
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Emergency Services
    • All individuals age 50 or over
    • Person’s age 16-64 with health conditions and/or disabilities as outlined by the State
    • Person’s age 16 or over who live in four equity zip codes identified by the State (92701, 92703, 92805 and 92844).

Currently available to individuals who fall into the county’s current status and live and/or work within Orange County

County Vaccine Website

Vaccination Appointments

San Bernardino County

Current Status: 

  • All individuals age 16 or over

Currently available to individuals who fall into the county’s current status and work within San Bernardino County

County Vaccine Website

Vaccination Appointments

Riverside County

Current Status: 

  • All individuals age 16 or over

Currently available to individuals who fall into the county’s current status and work within Riverside County

County Vaccine Website

Vaccination Appointments

San Diego County

Current Status: 

  • Phase 1A – Tiers 1,2,3
  • Phase 1B – Tier 1
    • Residents age 65 and over
    • Education
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Emergency Services
    • Public transit workers
    • Janitorial/Custodial service workers
    • Congregate residential setting workers and residents
    • Person’s age 16-64 with health conditions and/or disabilities as outlined by the State
    • All individuals age 50 or over
    • All individuals age 16 or over will be eligible beginning April 15th

Currently available to individuals who fall into the county’s current status and work within San Diego County

County Vaccine Website

Vaccination Appointments

Ventura County (via Ventura County Recovers website)

Current Status: 

  • Phase 1A – Tiers 1,2,3
  • Phase 1B – Tier 1
    • Residents age 65 and over
    • Education
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Emergency Services
    • Person’s age 16-64 with health conditions and/or disabilities as outlined by the State
    • All individuals age 50 or over
    • All individuals age 16 or over will be eligible beginning April 15th

Currently available to individuals who fall into the county’s current status and live and/or work within Ventura County

County Vaccine Website

Vaccination Appointments

FAQs

How can I get the vaccine?

The State of California is utilizing a phased and tiered approach that prioritizes vaccines for transparent and equitable distribution to everyone in the state who wants it. The state expects to have enough supplies to vaccinate most Californians in all 58 counties by this summer. Individual health departments, usually based on the county level, will have specific information for individuals who live and work in the area. Visit COVID-19 Vaccine Plan website for more information.

My Turn is where you can find out if it's your turn to get vaccinated and schedule vaccination appointments. If it isn't your turn yet, you can register to be notified when you become eligible.

Where are the mass vaccination sites in LA County?

  • Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
  • The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
  • California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
  • L.A. County Office of Education, 12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

Visit LA County's website for more information about vaccine distribution.

Is Fairplex distributing vaccines? 

Beginning Jan. 19, Fairplex will serve as one of the county’s large-scale vaccination sites, known as Mega Points of Distribution (MPOD). At this time, Fairplex will provide vaccines by appointment only to individuals in Tier 1A (frontline healthcare workers, and staff and residents in skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities). Visit LA County’s website for more information about vaccine distribution.

Where can I get 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 and the State of California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan website.

 How do vaccines protect communities?

When a person gets vaccinated against a disease, their risk of infection is reduced. As more people in a community get vaccinated, fewer people remain at risk. This will lead to fewer people falling ill, requiring hospitalization or even dying from the disease.

Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States or approved under the Emergency Use Authorization uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccines teach our immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes, this process can cause symptoms, such as fever, which are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity.

What if I already had COVID-19?

Those who have already contracted COVID-19 are also encouraged to receive the vaccine because it is unclear whether an infection confers lasting immunity to those who have had the virus.

Will I be asked about my immigration status when I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

No. COVID-19 vaccine is being given to Los Angeles County residents at no cost regardless of immigration status. You should not be asked about your immigration status when you get a COVID vaccine. Your medical information is private. Your doctor is not allowed to share it with immigration officials.

Who is eligible in the education sector? 

According to the California Department of Public Health, all faculty and staff in the Education and Child Care settings are eligible. This includes:   

  • All formal and informal childcare workers, including day care providers   
  • All staff in colleges, universities, junior colleges, community colleges, and other postsecondary education facilities   
  • All staff in educational support services and administration   
  • All staff in Pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools   
  • All staff in technical and trade schools   
  • Any other workers involved in child and/or student care, including school bus drivers and monitors, crosswalk guards, etc. 

Are auxiliary employees (ASI and Cal Poly Pomona Foundation) eligible?  

Yes, staff and student staff in ASI and Foundation are eligible. 

Are student assistants, graduate assistants, research assistants eligible? 

Student assistants are part of Cal Poly Pomona’s support staff and teaching staff. They would be part of the education sector.  

Are retired faculty and staff eligible? 

Retired and emeriti employees are not considered to be part of the education sector. However, they may be eligible for the vaccine if they are 65 and older. 

What type of documentation or proof is needed to verify employment in the education sector? 

A paystub and photo ID can be used for employment verification.  

Can Cal Poly Pomona provide me a letter to verify employment? 

In most cases, employees can verify employment by showing their paycheck (paystub). In certain situations, a letter can be provided to verify employment.  

  • State-side employees, including student employees, should contact hrscsc@cpp.edu and indicate “Vaccine Employment Letter” in the subject line 
  • Foundation employees, including student employees, should email nfernandez@cpp.edu 
  • ASI employees, including active student employees, should contact Charlene Garganera at  csgarganera@cpp.edu. 

Will the mass vaccination hub at Cal Poly Pomona prioritize CPP faculty and staff? 

The mass vaccination hub at Cal Poly Pomona is operated by a consortium of health organizations led by Kaiser Permanente. The university does not manage the hub’s operations. As an open and public vaccination center, prioritization for Cal Poly Pomona employees is not currently available. 

Am I required to get the vaccination at Cal Poly Pomona? Can I go to another location? 

You are not required to get the vaccination at Cal Poly Pomona. Individuals can choose a vaccination center that is close to them. To search for an appointment, you can visit the state’s My Turn website or visit CPP’s vaccine info webpage to find information about your county. 

Are faculty and staff required to get the vaccination? 

No, the CSU has not required that faculty and staff receive the vaccination. 

Are students required to get the vaccination? 

No, the CSU has not required that students receive the vaccination.