As announced last week, vaccine appointments for the remainder of Group 3 (Frontline Essential Personnel), which include employees working in-person in higher education settings, are now available. Getting the safe, effective, and tested COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, keep your family and others safe, and move our campus and community toward a greater sense of normalcy. In addition to protecting yourself and your loved ones, as more people get vaccinated, there is less opportunity for new variants of the virus to develop, and more hope that we can end the pandemic.
Details on the UNCG COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
In partnership with the offices of Guilford County Public Health and Guilford County Emergency Management, UNCG will host a vaccine clinic beginning this Thursday, March 11. In addition to our own employees, the clinic will serve employees of colleges and universities in Guilford County. Due to the nature of our vaccine allotment, at this time, we are only able to serve higher education employees who are eligible under Group 3. We are not able to vaccinate family members.
There are now three vaccines that have been approved for use to protect against COVID-19 in the US: 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 will be administering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine in our clinic. A significant advantage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is that it only requires one dose.
Though each vaccine was developed independently and works somewhat differently, all three vaccines have been determined to provide good protection against becoming ill from the virus. Federal, state, and local health officials recommend that you get the version of the vaccine that is first available to you. If you have questions about whether a particular vaccine is better for you, please contact your healthcare provider. If you would prefer to get another version of the vaccine, please visit Find My Spot to identify sites where appointments are available to Group 3.
Clinic Schedule for the Week of March 7th
The UNCG Clinic will operate on the following schedule:
- Thursday, March 11, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Friday, March 12, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Saturday, March 13, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
- The Clinic will be held in the Cone Ballroom in the 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
- An appointment is required. Check your email for the link to make an appointment.
- This link is for employees of Guilford County colleges and universities only. It will not be accessible on the NC DHHS Find My Spot website. Please be respectful of this opportunity and do not share this link with others.
- New appointments will be released on a weekly basis.
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 NC 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 to get vaccinated if appointments are during normal work hours, but you should communicate with your supervisor about the timing of your appointment.
Please remember that 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
NC DHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 1.888.675.4567