FAQ About the Vaccine Requirement

Learn more about the vaccine requirement, how to upload your proof of vaccination, and other useful information.

The vaccine requirement ensures the health of students, employees and visitors by requiring any person coming on to campus for any reason (to access classes, student services, the Library, tutoring, etc.) to submit proof of vaccination via CLEARED4. Students must have their vaccination information or exemption approved before becoming eligible to register for in-person classes.
Chabot College Health Center offers FREE COVID vaccines on campus at the Student Center building 2300 entrance. See drop-in hours.
No. The vaccine requirement allows those who are fully vaccinated to access the campus and college facilities. Students attending online-only classes and who will not be visiting campus for any reason, are not required to upload their vaccination information.

Five (5) days prior to your registration appointment date, you will receive an email sent to your college assigned Zonemail account from CLEARED4, with directions on how to upload your vaccine verification.

Three options will be offered for submitting proof of vaccination:

Option 1: Upload a photo or scanned copy of completed CDC COVID-19 vaccination card to the CLEARED4 link you received in your Zonemail account

Option 2: Upload your digital vaccination record (typically a JPG or PNG file), which you can obtain at

Option 3: Connect health data through CLEARED4 to your Electronic Health Record (EHR) provided by your insurance and/or health care provider.

Visit our Zonemail website for instructions and assistance.

Here are the instructions to find the link:

  1. Go into Class-Web
  2. Select Student Services Tab
  3. Click on Student Records (check holds, transcripts, etc.)
  4. Check Priority Status at the bottom of the page, there will be a line to Resend CLEARED4 link
If you are not fully vaccinated before your registration opens, you will be unable to register for in-person classes. However, if you are in the process of getting vaccinated, you are encouraged to enroll in online classes to secure your spring enrollment.  Upon completion of your 2nd dose of Pfizer/Moderna or single dose of Johnson & Johnson, you will be cleared two weeks following your last dose of the vaccine, at which point you will be cleared to register for in-person classes.
This spring semester, we have returned to our pre-pandemic course offerings, which means that 60-65% of all of our courses this semester will have some in-person/face to face component.  Our goal is to meet the needs of our students and to provide a class schedule that is flexible and accessible in the modality that you prefer. You are encouraged to follow the processes to be cleared for in-person classes in a timely manner, which may increase your likelihood of enrolling the classes that you’d like. If you have any questions or need assistance with the vaccination requirement, you can contact the Peer Guide Support Line. See their hours and contact information.

For students who are fully vaccinated or students who are unvaccinated but plan to take online classes and utilize online student services only, you may do so, without having to submit a request for an exemption.

Students may request a COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption as defined in federal or state laws and regulations based on the following: 1) for a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that conflicts with the District’s requirement that such students receive a COVID-19 vaccination; or 2) for a medical reason due to a condition for which receiving an approved vaccine presents a significant risk of a serious adverse reaction.

If you are approved for an exemption from vaccination, you are encouraged to take online classes whenever available for your program of study and utilize online student services.  You will also be required to wear an N-95 mask at all times in class and on campus and to provide a weekly negative COVID-19 test result.

How to request COVID vaccination exemption accommodation.

If your request is not approved, you may consider taking online classes for your program of study and utilizing online student support services or you may consider adhering to the vaccination requirement in order to become eligible to register for in-person classes and to utilize in-person services.