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March 9, 2021
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In Case You Missed It

Stay the Course

While we are hopeful in the protection offered by vaccines, we want to remind those who have received their vaccination to continue to mask, physically distance, test weekly and complete the daily symptom screening. This helps ensure the safety of others who may not have been vaccinated yet, as those who have been vaccinated may still shed small amounts of virus.

Reporting Vaccination Scheduling Delays

We are aware that some campus employees have received an eligibility invitation for vaccination but have not yet received their scheduling ticket in MyUCSDChart. If you have encountered this, please complete the Vaccination Notification Inquiry form to report the issue.

Vending Machine Virtual Debit

Students and campus employees will soon be required to swipe their campus ID card at campus COVID test kit vending machines. While test kits are still free, a virtual debit of $1 will happen on your campus card account, followed by an immediate credit return that will balance out to zero each day; there will be no actual charge. 

Upcoming Town Halls

Staff Town Hall

Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m.
Join us as campus leaders share updates on the Return to Learn program and address your questions related to campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Worried about getting your second vaccine dose late? Don’t be, say San Diego researchers.

Health care worker preparing a vaccine injection
Local researchers say a delay between first and second vaccine doses should not be a concern. In fact, UC San Diego virologist Dr. Douglas Richman explains that there are many other vaccines that require multiple shots, and waiting longer between shots can actually be beneficial in boosting immunity.

Your Questions Answered

Question: Once I have scheduled a vaccination appointment through UC San Diego Health, where do I find the QR code needed to check-in for the appointment? 
Answer: The QR code can be found in your appointment confirmation email. Please have this confirmation e-mail and barcode available with you when you arrive for your appointment. You can print it or have it on your mobile phone. The email will be titled, “UC San Diego Health Appointment Confirmation” and it will be sent from 
Question: After I receive my first dose of the vaccine through UC San Diego Health, how does my next appointment get scheduled?   
Answer: If you received your first dose through UC San Diego Health on or after Feb. 8, you will be automatically scheduled for your second dose at your first appointment. You can also log into MyUCSDChart to see your second appointment and reschedule if needed. Depending on the vaccine you get, you should receive your second dose no earlier than 21 days (for Pfizer vaccines) or 28 days (for Moderna vaccines). Learn more about vaccination scheduling here.
Question: If I receive a vaccination outside of UC San Diego Health, where do I find what proof of vaccination eligibility is required to present at my appointment? 
Answer: Patients who are eligible for a vaccine may find it more convenient to schedule their vaccines elsewhere. San Diego County is partnering with numerous health care providers and organizations at locations across the region. To review what is needed to confirm vaccine eligibility for your appointment, go to San Diego County Vaccination Appointments. Many pharmacy chains and supermarket pharmacies are also participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination
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