COVID-19 Vaccine

About the COVID-19 Student Vaccine Mandate

Under a vaccine mandate approved by the Board of Education, San Diego Unified will require students who are 16 and older as of November 1, 2021 and who wish to continue learning in-person to be fully vaccinated, effective January 24, 2022 at the start of the new semester/quarter.

To meet these mandate requirements, it is recommended that students receive their first dose of the fully FDA approved Pfizer vaccine no later than November 29, 2021 in order to receive their second dose by December 20, 2021, which will allow for peak immunity to be reached before returning to school from the winter break on January 4, 2022.

It is advised that all students receive their first and second COVID-19 vaccines prior to January 4, 2022 in order to submit full documentation by January 3, 2022 and avoid conditional in-school enrollment or alternatives to in-school education.

For more details on the student vaccine mandate, please refer to the vaccine mandate Board report.

More details are also available in this letter that was sent to families on November 9, 2021 and in the Student Vaccine FAQs.

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Van Opportunities

The UCSD Mobile Vaccination Van is open to community, staff, families and students. Anyone over age 18 can walk in for vaccination. Students younger than 18 will need to have a parent or guardian present.

*Students of the hosting school may get vaccination at school site without parent present if UCSD consent form is completed: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Tagalog, Arabic, and Swahili.

Please be advised, the UCSD Vaccine Van may stop taking walk-ins during the last half hour of the advertised timeframe. It is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to close.

Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics through Sharp

The Sharp Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics are open to community, staff, families and students. Anyone over age 18 can schedule an appointment or walk in. Appointments are encouraged but not mandatory. For appointments, go to, no access code needed.

Sharp will vaccinate anyone 5 years of age and older at the onsite clinics. Students who are over the age of 11 and attend the hosting school may be vaccinated without a parent present if they have a signed consent form. Students 18 and younger from visiting schools and all students 11 and younger must have a parent present to get vaccinated. Consent forms: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Tagalog, Arabic, and Swahili.

Pfizer pediatric doses for children 5-11, Pfizer for 12+, Pfizer first- and second-doses as well as booster shots will all be available.

Community Based Vaccine Clinics

For a list of vaccine centers near you, please go to

If you cannot find a vaccine center near you, please contact your primary care provider or health office.

Information from county can be found here.

School Based Health Centers

Seven School-Based Health Centers throughout the district offer vaccines by appointment only. Please call the health center directly for more information and to make an appointment.

Vaccine Clinics through UCSD

No UCSD vaccine clinics planned currently.

Clinic Day Information:

  • Please see the Consents in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Tagalog, Arabic, and Swahili. Consents are also available at the school.

  • Children 5-17 years old will need a parent present, anyone 18+ can walk in.

  • Clinic is open to community, staff, families and students.

Frequently Asked Questions