Proof of being fully vaccinated or personal declination submitted by September 14, 2021
- All faculty, staff and students must submit proof of vaccination or submit a personal declination request to access campus facilities within the next 30 days.
- A non-vaccinated individual with an exemption must complete the twice-weekly COVID-19 testing (or once per week for those accessing campus once weekly) to maintain access to campus facilities.
- An individual is considered fully vaccinated after two weeks have passed, following the second dose of a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines) or a single-dose series (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). If you are in the process of being fully vaccinated, you must continue twice-weekly testing until the vaccination process is complete and you have submitted proof of vaccination.
- If you are in the process of being fully vaccinated and need an extension beyond September 14 to complete the vaccination process, please contact the Student Health Center.
- Per CDC guidance, if you have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, you will be exempted from twice-weekly testing for a period of 90 days. Please contact the Student Health Center to provide a copy of your COVID-19 test result if you are seeking this exemption.
At this time, California residents ages 12 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Availability Resources in California
In the U.S., each state and county has established its own system for availability and distribution. If you live in California, consult the California Department of Public Health’s My Turn site, or one of the many tools recently developed that helps find appointments across the country, such as https://www.vaccinespotter.org/.
Orange County Offers Vaccines and Transportation by Appointment and Walk-In
We encourage you to pursue local vaccination options in Orange County or wherever you live.
- Vaccines are now available for walk-ins and for those with confirmed appointments.
- A list of sites and hours of operation can be found at CovidVaccineFacts.com or by calling the OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000.
- Community members who need a ride to a County of Orange Super POD vaccination site, can schedule through the OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000.
Additional California Resources
Alternatively, as vaccine availability, locations and processes change frequently, we strongly encourage you to review your county’s vaccination plans and seek vaccination in your local area.
For more information on neighboring counties’ COVID-19 vaccination plans, please click on the relevant link below.
- Los Angeles County COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments
- Riverside County COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments
- San Bernardino County COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments
- San Diego County COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments
Chapman University urges all members of the Chapman community to register to receive the vaccine. This effort will support recovery from the pandemic, help slow the spread of the virus and help support our return to campus and in-person operations, teaching and learning. Other sources of information that may be helpful include the following:
- Free vaccinations are available to anyone over the age of 12 in many pharmacies or clinics nationwide. Search for vaccination sites by Zip Code at www.vaccines.gov
- Vaccine Finder (gives you real-time inventory of pharmacy COVID vaccination sites).
- Othena Vaccine Sign-Up
- Kaiser Permanente members
- CDC COVID-19 vaccine information
- CDC COVID-19 vaccine FAQ
- CDPH vaccine information
- CDPH vaccine FAQ
- COVID-19 CA information
- Scientific Safety Review Workgroup information
- FDA COVID-19 vaccine information
- COVID-19 vaccine distribution channels
- CVS pharmacies
- Walgreen’s pharmacies
- Rite Aid pharmacies
- Access your digital vaccination record (CA only)
- To check when vaccines become available at a local pharmacy: Find a Vaccination Site
- OCHCA hotline (714) 834-2000
We urge all community members, regardless of where you are and vaccination status, to follow the CU Staying Healthy guidelines concerning the wearing of masks, frequent hand washing and other precautionary measures to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
If you have any hesitation or concerns about taking the vaccine, please consult your physician or feel free to reach out to our Student Health Center for confidential advice or access to additional resources.
Read about the COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall, presented virtually by The Orange County Register and Chapman University. This town hall featured editors from The Orange County Register, faculty from Chapman and representatives from the Orange County Health Care Agency. A lengthy audience Q&A is included.