Following federal and state health guidelines, UNCG’s Student Health Services (SHS) is now providing COVID-19 booster shots for eligible students, faculty, and staff.
On Oct. 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) authorized and recommended booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines to provide continued protection. As a result of this decision, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has authorized the administration of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson booster shots for eligible North Carolinians.
Those eligible for a booster shot must have completed a COVID vaccine series as approved and authorized by the FDA in the United States. Those eligible are now able to receive any brand of COVID-19 vaccine for their booster shot – no matter what brand the individual previously received.
To see if you qualify for a booster shot at SHS, review the table below.
|Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Series Completed||Individual||Last Dose Administered||Eligible for Booster||*Assets Needed to Receive Booster at SHS|
|Moderna||UNCG Student, Faculty or Staff 18 years or older||5 months of longer||Yes||Photo ID & Proof of Previous Vaccination|
|Pfizer||UNCG Student, Faculty or Staff 18 years or older||5 months or longer||Yes||Photo ID & Proof of Previous Vaccination|
|Johnson & Johnson||UNCG Student, Faculty or Staff 18 years or older||2 months or longer||Yes||Photo ID & Proof of Previous Vaccination|
SHS is offering the Pfizer or Moderna booster shot to those eligible by appointment only. To schedule a booster shot at SHS, please call 336.334.5340. Clinics are currently being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The University cannot administer boosters for individuals outside of the University community.
Booster shots are also widely available in the community. To find a vaccine clinic near you, please visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines. Getting vaccinated is the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus.