Student Health Services
Orange County’s vaccine appointment center. Available to people who live or work in Orange County.
National vaccine finder website. Provides access to local pharmacies and grocery stores providing appointments. It will direct you to the specific website to make the appointment.
Vaccine Sites Near You
Ask your primary care doctor, local hospital, or pharmacy/grocery store.
Often, your local hospital, doctor, or pharmacy will have vaccine opportunities available!
What are the different COVID-19 Vaccines?
Currently there are 3 different vaccines one can chose from. Not all vaccines sites have access to all 3 at one time. If you are interested in a particular vaccine, vaccinefinder.org allows you to filter the vaccine options. Most vaccine sites do list which vaccine will be offered and if it is not listed, either chose a site that does or if possible, call and ask.
Pfizer vaccine is a mRNA vaccine and is available for anyone 12+ years and older. This vaccine requires two doses, 21 days apart.
Moderna vaccine is also a mRNA vaccine and is available for anyone 18+ years and older. This vaccine requires two doses, 28 days apart.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not use mRNA, but instead a disabled adenovirus (cold virus) to deliver the instructions to our immune system. This vaccine requires only ONE dose.
When am I fully vaccinated?
All three of the COVID-19 vaccines do not become fully effective until 2 weeks after your final dose. So that means, 2 weeks after your 2nd Pfizer or Moderna dose or 2 weeks after your 1st Johnson and Johnson dose.
Where can I get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine?
Here are a few great resources for more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine:
Center for Disease Control: Vaccines for COVID-19:
Center for Disease Control: When you’ve been fully vaccinated:
Orange County Health Care Agency: COVID-19 Vaccine Resources:
Orange County Health Care Agency: COVID-19 Vaccine Fast Facts
John Hopkins Medicine: What is Coronavirus?:
Where can I get a COVID-19 Test?
The CDC Recommends COVID-19 tests for the following situations:
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19. (Vaccinated or Unvaccinated)
- Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
- Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms do not need to be tested following an exposure to someone with COVID-19.
- Unvaccinated people who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance.
- People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider or local health department.
Below are resources to get a COVID-19 Test:
FREE PCR testing for any student or staff member. Student and staff can register with Virus Geeks website and receive testing on campus.
COVID-19 Vaccine Myths
The COVID-19 vaccine was rushed.
The COVID-19 vaccine changes our DNA.