LBCC Offering $1,000 Vaccine Incentive to Students


If you are a student who is currently unvaccinated, you can receive a $1,000 voucher that can be used at the LBCC Barnes and Noble bookstore if you get your two Moderna or Pfizer vaccination shots or one Johnson & Johnson vaccination record uploaded by Mon., Jan. 3, 2022.

Please note that this voucher is being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. LBCC will stop giving out the vouchers once all of the funds have been awarded.

Who is Eligible?

This offer is only for students who become fully vaccinated and uploaded their vaccination verification between Aug. 2, 2021, and Jan. 3, 2022.

Students that have already received a vaccine voucher of $300 or $150 will receive additional funds to bring their total voucher amount to $1,000. If you’ve already uploaded your vaccination verification, you will be notified about your additional funds. You do not have to take any further action.

Once I’m Vaccinated, How Do I Upload My Vaccine Verification?

Need instructions on how to upload your vaccination verification or where you can get vaccinated (including on-campus vaccination clinics)? Please visit the Return to Campus Info for Students section.

Vaccination Requirement Reminder

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees unanimously approved to require all employees and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Enforcement of this requirement will begin in January 2022 as LBCC prepares for the full re-opening of both campuses in the Spring 2022 semester.

Students must submit their proof of vaccination or their medical or religious exemption request by Jan. 3, 2022. This will give LBCCD time to review and process the vaccination verification or their exemption request.

Students should note the date of Jan. 24, 2022, which is two weeks prior to the start of the Spring 2022 semester. If students’ vaccination verification has not been cleared in the LBCC system, or if they have not received approval for their exemption by Jan. 24, 2022, they will be excluded from attending in-person, on-campus classes; accessing in-person, on-campus services or events; will not be allowed to register for an in-person class; and/or will be dropped from an in-person class after Jan. 24, 2022.

Fully online students who are accessing online-only classes and/or online-only services or events will not be required to provide proof of vaccination. However, fully online students who do not provide proof of vaccination will not be allowed to come to campus.

Need More Help?

Many of your questions might be answered if you visit the Return to Campus website. LBCC also has a section specifically for students. You can also read the vaccination mandate here.

The purpose of the vaccine mandate is to reduce the risk for transmission of the COVID-19 virus and to reduce the possible closures of classes, athletics, services, and activities that could occur if there were positive COVID-19 cases on campus.