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Pepperdine COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Doses Received


Doses Given


Upcoming Appointments

Totals reflect doses received and given at Pepperdine's Malibu campus. Last updated 10/08/2021 at 5:00 PM PDT.


You are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if you are 16 years of age or older* and you live or work in Los Angeles County. COVID-19 vaccines are free regardless of insurance or immigration status. You will not be asked about your immigration status when you get a COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, please see the COVID-19 vaccine FAQs document.

If you are age 16 or 17:

  • You may receive the Pfizer vaccine. You will be turned away if you go to a site that does not offer Pfizer. This is because both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are only authorized for use for people age 18 and over.
  • Bring your parent or guardian when you go to your Pfizer vaccine appointment. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to consent for vaccination. 

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized Use

Currently, Pepperdine's COVID-19 vaccine clinics offer both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The Pfizer vaccine is now fully approved by the FDA in persons aged 16 years and older.

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

  • Wednesday, October 20 at the Student Health Center
  • Thursday, October 28 at the Student Health Center
  • Thursday, November 4 at the Student Health Center
  • Thursday, November 18 at the Student Health Center

How to Schedule an Appointment

Please call the Student Health Center at 310.506.4316 option 3

First-dose appointment forms include:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Attestation
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Screening Form
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Acknowledgement
  • Privacy Acknowledgement
  • Medical Consent to Treat

Second-dose appointment forms include:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Screening Form

Once your appointment has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. Due to the limited number of doses currently available, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments must be made in advance to ensure vaccine doses are available. Walk-ups will not be accepted. 

COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure

If you currently have or have had any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days (or have been exposed to an individual with symptoms), you must remain home and schedule an alternate vaccine appointment after the 10-day period has passed.

If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment, please contact the COVID-19 Information Line at 310.506.8111 or via email at covid19info@pepperdine.edu.

Additional Information

 Preparing for your Appointment

First-dose Appointment

In order to be vaccinated, you will need to show:

  1. Driver's license or photo ID that includes your date of birth, and
  2. Pepperdine University ID card

Please ensure all appointment forms are completed before your arrival by logging in to your Patient Portal.

Second-dose Appointment

In order to be vaccinated, you will need to show:

  1. Driver's license or photo ID that includes your date of birth, and
  2. Your white CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card (you received this at your first-dose appointment)

Please ensure all appointment forms are completed before your arrival by logging in to your Patient Portal.

 At your Appointment

The Student Health Center (SHC) is located in the Student Assistance Center (SAC), next to the Center for Communication and Business (CCB). Please park your vehicle in designated areas on the street. Access the vaccination site through the SAC driveway. Do not use the stairwell along President's Drive. Refer to the COVID-19 vaccine clinic map for visual instructions.


  • All vaccine clinics are by appointment only. If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel it to free it up for someone else.
  • Remember to bring the required documentation, or you may be turned away.
  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment. Plan to stay at the appointment for approximately one hour. This includes 15-30 minutes for you to be observed after you receive your vaccination.
  • Do not stop your routine medicines before getting vaccinated unless your doctor recommends it.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • Wear clothing that will allow easy access to your upper arm where the vaccine will be given.
  • Eat a light snack before your appointment and stay hydrated.
  • If possible, please use the restroom at your workplace or home prior to your arrival, as you will not be permitted to leave the appointment for this purpose during your 15-30 minute observation period.

 After your Appointment

Second-dose Appointment

If you received your first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, it is important to remember that you cannot mix brands. So, your second dose will also need to be a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The second vaccine dose is due in four weeks (28 days).

The Student Health Center receives minimal notice from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health as to when vaccine doses will arrive. As soon as our office receives confirmation of the second-dose delivery corresponding to your first-dose group, we will make appointments available. You will receive an email notification from Pepperdine University (hopefully a few days before your second dose is due) in order to schedule your appointment. Please note the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stipulates you may schedule the second dose up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. So, please do not be alarmed if your second-dose appointment is a few days after the due date.

Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects.

Common Side Effects

On the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

Helpful Tips

Talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines, for any pain and discomfort you may experience after getting vaccinated. You can take these medications to relieve post-vaccination side effects if you have no other medical reasons that prevent you from taking these medications normally.

It is not recommended you take these medicines before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent side effects.

To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot:

  • Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area
  • Use or exercise your arm

To reduce discomfort from fever:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Dress lightly

If you received a second shot:

Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot. These side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.

When to Call the Doctor

In most cases, discomfort from pain or fever is a normal sign that your body is building protection. Contact your doctor:

  • If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot gets worse after 24 hours
  • If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days

If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and rare severe allergic reactions.

 After you are fully Vaccinated

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine

If you do not meet these requirements, you are not fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

What You Can Start to Do

If you have been fully vaccinated:

  • You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
  • You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
  • You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
    • You do not need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
    • You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States.
    • You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
    • You do not need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
  • If you have been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
    • However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you do not have symptoms.

What You Should Keep Doing

For now, if you have been fully vaccinated:

  • You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
  • If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others.
  • Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in US transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on a ferry or the top deck of a bus). CDC recommends that travelers who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance when traveling.
  • Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested 3 days before travel by air into the United States (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
  • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you've been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
  • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system should talk to their health care provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.

What We Know

  • COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
  • COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading COVID-19.

What We're Still Learning

  • How effective the vaccines are against variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Early data show the vaccines may work against some variants but could be less effective against others.
  • How well the vaccines protect people with weakened immune systems, including people who take immunosuppressive medications.
  • How long COVID-19 vaccines can protect people.

CDC will continue to update its recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Want to learn more about these recommendations? Read CDC's expanded Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.

This information was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker


V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers to the web surveys, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. V-safe will also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.


V-safe does not provide medical advice. If you have symptoms or health problems that concern you at any time following COVID-19 vaccination, please contact your primary care physician.

 CDC Resources

Contact Us

COVID-19 Information Line
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263