Booster shots available this week: on-campus clinics Jan. 26-28

To: UCSC Students

From:  Gary Dunn, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Health and Wellness ​​Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Student Health Services Medical Director

The January 31 deadline for all eligible campus community members to receive their COVID-19 booster shot is quickly approaching. 

To help provide students, staff, and faculty access to booster shots, Student Health Services will be administering Moderna boosters Jan 26, 27, and 28 at Stevenson Event Center. These appointment only clinics are free to all currently enrolled students and employees who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster.  

Booster eligibility

The Moderna booster is effective regardless of what type of vaccine you originally received. Adults 18 and over can receive a Moderna booster dose if the minimum time has passed since completing their primary vaccine series:

  • Pfizer - Received second dose at least 5 months ago
  • Moderna - Received second dose at least 5 months ago
  • Johnson & Johnson - Received single dose at least 2 months ago

If you originally received a WHO-EUL vaccine that is not listed above, please contact Student Health Services for guidance about your booster eligibility.

Schedule an appointment

The Student Health Services booster shots are by appointment only. To schedule your booster shot, please login to Health e-Messenger

Deadline for submitting proof of booster

The deadline to get your booster and submit proof is Jan. 31. 

To upload proof of your booster, log in to Health e-Messenger with your CruzID and Gold password. Confirm your date of birth. Select Medical Clearances on the left-hand side, then COVID-19. Click the green Update button. Please note: if you receive your booster through Student Health Services, your proof of booster is automatically submitted and your updated vaccine record is already on file.

If you are not eligible to get your booster by Jan. 31, your deadline will be automatically extended until two weeks after the date you are eligible for your booster. If you are eligible to get your booster, and have not yet done so, please strongly consider scheduling an appointment during this week’s clinics hosted by Student Health Services. 

In community,

Gary Dunn

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Health and Wellness

​​Dr. Elizabeth Miller

Medical Director, Student Health Services

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