Message From the Dean: Vaccine Access in Higher Education

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All Cal Poly employees, including student employees, who want to be vaccinated can now sign up for the county’s new Vaccine Appointment Registry to get a first-dose appointment as early as March 15 at one of the county’s three vaccine clinics. Employees can sign up online at or by calling the County Phone Assistance Center at 805-543-2444 or 805-781-4280 (seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).  University employees will need to bring a recent pay stub and a photo ID with them to their appointment to confirm eligibility. If a pay stub is not available, employees can verify employment with a PolyCard that establishes your role at the university or Cal Poly badge specific to your job.  

Getting vaccinated through San Luis Obispo County’s Public Health Department is free, it does not involve health insurance, and it does not require information about the recipient’s immigration status. Cal Poly employees are not currently required to be vaccinated.  

You can stay up-to-date with the most recent information on the vaccine.

This is really great news. As apparent over the past year, many of us face difficult challenges, but through it all, we continue to be there for each other. We will remain there for each other once again through this process.

The Cal Poly College of Engineering understands there has been an enormous amount of turmoil and transition due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue offering support to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, we also continue providing critical updates as well as college highlights. Ours is a college full of creative and bright engineers and staff. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For more information on how Cal Poly is responding to COVID-19, visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus website Coronavirus website.

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