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. At this time, all individuals in our community who are age 16 or older are eligible to be vaccinated.
UNCG Student Health Services will be administering the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines each Thursday and Friday until May 7. The Moderna vaccine is approved for individuals 18 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals 16 and older.
Clinic Schedule for the Remainder of Spring Semester:
The SHS Vaccination Clinic will operate from 9 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 3 p.m.on the following days:
- Thursday, April 22
- Friday, April 23
- Thursday, April 29
- Friday, April 30
- Thursday, May 6
- Friday, May 7
- The Clinic will be held in the Gove Student Health Center.
- Parking spaces will be made available along Gray Drive. Signage will direct you to these available parking spaces.
- Signage will direct you to the Clinic.
How to Make an Appointment
- An appointment is required. You can make an appointment by calling Student Health Services at 336.334.5340 and selecting option 2 for Appointments. Student Health Services is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
- Students can inquire about which vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) will be available when calling to make appointments, but availability each week will be based on the allocations provided by the state.
Incentives for Students
- Based on student needs and University strategic priorities to address COVID-related impacts, UNCG is pleased to offer incentives for eligible students who receive their vaccinations at the Campus Vaccination Clinic or any other approved vaccination site.
- Possible incentives include a flex meal plan for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, textbook scholarships, and a Housing grant to cover the cost of a residential space for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.
- More information and eligibility requirements can be found at sa.uncg.edu/gottheshot.
- Incentive winners will be randomly selected from eligible students on or by April 28, 2021.
What to Expect
- Check in at your scheduled appointment time. Please do not arrive early as we’ve designed the process to maintain social distancing.
- 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 student 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 vaccinations. We recommend that you take the first appointment you can locate that meets your specific scheduling needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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