Covid-19 Updates

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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 who are important to you 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. 

UNCG Vaccine Clinic Details: Week of March 15 – 19

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.  

Newly eligible

Beginning Wednesday, March 17, additional members of our community will become eligible to be vaccinated because they qualify in Group 4: Adults at High Risk for Exposure and Increased Risk of Severe Illness. Students, please note that this is an important opportunity for you to get vaccinated if you have a medical condition that puts you at high risk. To determine if you qualify for Group 4, visit Find My Vaccine Group.  

  • 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

Ongoing eligibility

Members of the following groups in the North Carolina priority framework are currently eligible to be vaccinated:

Group 1: Health Care Workers and Long-term Care Staff and Resident
Group 2: Older Adults (65 and older
Group 3: Frontline Essential Workers (including higher education employees)

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). 

Based on current availability, we will administer the Moderna vaccine in our clinic during the week of March 15. Recipients of the Moderna vaccine will be provided appointments for their second dose at the clinic.

Clinic Schedule for the Week of March 15

The UNCG Clinic will operate on the following schedule:

  • Thursday, March 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two doses of the Moderna vaccine are required for full protection. Individuals who are vaccinated at our clinic during the week of March 15 will be given appointments to receive their second dose on either:

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

Location

  • The Clinic will be held in the Cone Ballroom in the Eliott 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. You can make an appointment here
  • This link is for employees and students 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 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 and the lot number of the vaccine 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

I’m a student. If I have a health condition that qualifies me for eligibility under Group 4, can I get my vaccine on campus?

Yes, you can sign up for an appointment at our on-campus vaccine clinic.

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.  

Will the Johnson & Johnson vaccine be available through our on-campus clinic?

We are unsure. It will depend on whether it is available to the state to allocate to the county, and then on what the county believes is the best use of the vaccine given the needs at the time. 

Can family members get vaccinated at our on-campus clinic?

No, unfortunately we are only able to provide vaccinations to members of the higher education community (employees and students). 

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

V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines

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