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Vaccination Information for UCSB Students

All students aged 16 and older, including our international students and undocumented students, are now eligible to be vaccinated in the US and are strongly encouraged to do so. In Santa Barbara County, students will need to present ID and proof of County residency such as a driver’s license, bill, or pay statement that shows both their name and a local address. Students who lack such documents can use their UCSB ACCESS card as both ID and proof of residency. Vaccination is free for everyone, even if some registration websites ask for health insurance information. Those without health insurance can simply enter “none.” Students should retain their vaccination cards to show to Student Health Services, since it is likely that UC will require proof of vaccination starting in the fall.

For students who live locally, a mobile vaccination clinic will be stationed on the UC Santa Barbara campus, outside Student Health Services, on May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Students will soon receive an email message with registration instructions. Vaccines are also available at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital (which can accept arrivals by car, bus, or bicycle), as well as many local pharmacies, grocery stores, and Costco. You can make an appointment online, using the links at publichealthsbc.org/vaccine. For residents of Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties, similar information is available on the Public Health Department websites of those counties.  An FAQ is posted at www.ucsb.edu/COVID-19-information/vaccine; additional questions can be directed to Student Health professionals at covid19-vaccine@ucsb.edu.