COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

  • How do I complete the form to decline the COVID-19 vaccine? 
  • > Log into Health-e-Messaging.
    > Click on “Messages” then “New Message.”
    > Select the option for “COVID-19 Vaccine Declination” and click “Send” to submit the form.

Where can I get vaccinated?

All UC Davis employees and students are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in California.

  • UC Davis students can schedule appointments at the Student Health and Wellness Center through the Health-e-Messaging portal. The newly approved formulation of the COVID vaccine for Fall 2023 is available to students at SHCS. The vaccine will be completely covered by SHIP for those with school health insurance. Those with other insurances should check with their plans to determine where their coverage is the best for the updated vaccine. Please remember to bring your personal identification and proof of prior immunization (either physical or digital vaccination card, if receiving a booster) to your appointment. Students may also find appointments off-campus via My Turn or the national database  
  • Employees and community members can find free vaccinations and boosters at multiple clinic locations in Yolo County, including options found on the My Turn website or the national database Vaccines.govPharmacies such as Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS also have direct scheduling portals.

Report your vaccine information

Not sure if you've successfully reported your vaccine information from your initial series? Here's how upload your vaccine information and check whether you are currently compliant with the UC Vaccine Mandate:

View the step-by-step guide for Vaccine Verification and Upload

To comply with the vaccine mandate, all UC Davis students and employees will need to verify their vaccination status in Health-e-Messaging via one of these options:

  • If you were vaccinated in California
  • Sign an authorization form to provide access to your vaccine status via the California Immunization Registry database (CAIR2). To sign this authorization form, log in to Health-e-Messaging. In the left-side menu, click on Medical Clearances, find “COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Authorization” and then click “Update” to read the authorization form, sign your name and submit the final form. If you were vaccinated within California, this option will allow campus to verify your vaccine status, so you will not need to self-report your vaccine information with date(s) and vaccine card images. 


    Self-report your vaccine information by following these step-by-step instructions.
  • If you were vaccinated outside of California
  • Self-report your vaccine information by following these step-by-step instructions.
  • If you are living outside of the United States
  • Self-report your vaccine information by following these step-by-step instructions.

Please allow up to 48 hours for your information to become verified. Once your information is verified, then you should see your COVID-19 vaccination status marked “Compliant” in the “Medical Clearances” section of Health-e-Messaging. If you have followed these instructions and continue to be notified that your vaccine record is missing, please contact for further troubleshooting.


  • When should I get a vaccine, and which one?
  • Please follow the CDC guidance on how to remain up to date with your COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Which vaccines are approved to meet the UC requirement?
  • Please follow the CDC guidance on which COVID-19 vaccines are approved. 
  • I’m having symptoms because of the vaccine, should I go to work?
  • Symptoms can develop because of a reaction to the vaccine, but they can also develop because of an infection from the virus. Campus policy and best public health practices require you to stay home when feeling any symptoms. You may return to work after symptoms resolve from taking the vaccine.