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UNCG Vaccine Clinic Details: Week of March 22-26

Appointments to receive the Pfizer vaccine at our UNCG clinic remain available for this Thursday and Friday. Family members of UNCG employees who are otherwise eligible to be vaccinated according to the NC priority framework (see below) can now make an appointment to receive their vaccine here on campus. Keep in mind that the Pfizer vaccine is the one vaccine currently available that has been approved for those 16 and olderIf you have a child who is 16 or 17 and qualifies to be vaccinated given the criteria below, we ask that you come with your child to the clinic. 

Individuals Eligible to be Vaccinated

If you are a member of any of the groups below, you are eligible to be vaccinated at our on-campus clinic this week.  

Members of the following groups in the North Carolina priority framework are currently eligible to be vaccinated. To determine if you qualify for Group 4, visit Find My Vaccine Group.  

Group 1: Health Care Workers and Long-term Care Staff and Residents
Group 2: Older Adults (65 and older)
Group 3: Frontline Essential Workers (including higher education employees)
Group 4: Age 16-64  with Higher Risk Medical Conditions (includes many common conditions, such as diabetes, moderate or severe asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and obesity)
Group 4: Those Experiencing Homelessness or Living in Homeless Shelters

Vaccine Availability

There are now three vaccines that have been approved for use to protect against COVID-19 in the United States: the Pfizer vaccine (2 doses given 21 days apart), the Moderna vaccine (2 doses given 28 days apart), and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (1 dose). 

We are administering the Pfizer vaccine in our clinic during the week of March 22. Recipients of the Pfizer vaccine will be provided appointments for their second dose (21 days after first) at the clinic.

Clinic Schedule for the Week of March 22

The UNCG Clinic will operate on the following schedule:

  • Thursday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are required for full protection. Individuals who are vaccinated at our clinic this week will be given appointments to receive their second dose on 

  • Thursday, April 15 (hours TBD) or
  • Friday, April 16 (hours TBD) or
  • Saturday, April 17 (hours TBD)

Location

  • The Clinic will be held in the Cone Ballroom in Elliott University Center.
  • Parking will be available in the Walker Parking Deck (506 Stirling St., Greensboro).
  • Signage will direct you to the Clinic. 

How to Make an Appointment

  • Check your UNCG email for the link to sign up you and/or eligible family members.
  • Please be respectful of this opportunity and do not share this link with others.  
  • New appointments will be released on a weekly basis as available.

What to Expect

  • Check in at your scheduled appointment time. Please do not arrive early as we’ve designed the process to avoid long lines and crowds.  
  • There is no cost to you. 
  • You will be asked to complete some paperwork and provide your basic information so that the state of North Carolina can track vaccine distribution.
  • After you receive your vaccination, you will need to remain in the vaccination area to be observed for either 15 or 30 minutes, depending on your previous medical history. Adverse reactions are rare, but this requirement is in place out of an abundance of caution. Please plan accordingly time-wise. 
  • You will receive documentation of the vaccine and lot number that you receive. Please keep this in a safe place. 
  • UNCG employees do not need to use leave time to get vaccinated if your appointment is during normal work hours, but you should communicate with your supervisor about the timing of your appointment. 

Please remember there are multiple sites in the community that are offering vaccination. We recommend that you take the first appointment you can locate that meets your specific scheduling needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to show proof that I have a health condition to qualify under Group 4?
No, eligibility is based on the honor system.  

Additional Resources

We appreciate your patience as we work to provide you with both information and opportunities to get vaccinated. The following resources have additional helpful information on the COVID-19 vaccines and the process for getting vaccinated. If you have additional questions, you can contact the NC DHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 1.888.675.4567 or email covid19info@guilfordcountync.gov.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines
CDC
Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines
Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
What to Expect at Your Vaccine Appointment
Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines