Vaccinations and Immunizations

For the health and safety of our SF State community, it is important that our students have up-to-date vaccinations. Students will be required to provide proof of vaccinations. Most students have received these previously throughout their childhood and beyond. Student Health Services can administer vaccines to students.

Vaccination and Immunization Clinic

The following vaccinations are available at cost at SHS.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV - Gardasil
  • Influenza (flu)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • TB Test: Call 415-338-1251 to speak with an SHS Nurse
  • Tetanus-diphtheria
  • Tetanus-diphtheria pertussis (Tdap)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)

You may be able to get the above vaccines free-of-charge from your own primary care doctor, using your own insurance.

For more information about vaccination and immunization charges please see Cost of Services & Billing.

Doctor giving a vaccine to a patient

CSU immunization policy requires that all students provide proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. In addition SF State students who are 18 years old or younger need to show proof of Hepatitis B immunization.

Students who are required to submit proof of immunizations will be notified by Student Health Services and will need to submit their proof of immunization Via MyHealth by the stated deadline. Failure to provide proof of immunizations will result in a registration HOLD.

English translations of immunization records will be required if the original language of the record is not English.

If you believe an Immunization registration HOLD has been placed on your student record inappropriately, please contact Student Health Services at (415) 338-1251.

Medical Exemptions

If you believe you have a medical reason for not getting a required shot (MMR or Hep B), please contact your primary care provider to obtain documentation of your medical exemption.

Exemptions for Students:  Students may be granted medical exemptions from required immunizations if they can provide a signed statement from a primary care provider documenting either:

  • the student has a physical condition or medical circumstance that contraindicates vaccination
  • other evidence of immunity.

If you are unable to access your primary care provider, please call Student Health Services at 415-338-1251 to schedule an appointment with a provider to evaluate whether your medical reason warrants a waiver.

For other questions related to waivers, or if you cannot locate your immunization records, please contact Student Health Services and ask to speak to a Nurse to learn of other possible options.

Where do I upload my proof of immunization?

You upload your proof of immunization via MyHealth.

Student Health Services and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practicies (ACIP) recommend that students stay up-to-date on their vaccinations, and that students living in dormitories have received the meningitis (meningococcal) vaccine.

SF State also recommends that you consider vaccination against meningitis (meningococcal) disease and chickenpox (varicella) (if you have never had the disease and/or have not been immunized against it) prior to arriving on campus. Please contact your primary care provider to make the appropriate arrangements.