Covid-19 Updates

The latest from UNC Greensboro

Students and Employees interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine should contact Student Health Services at 336.334.5340.

Vaccination is the single most effective tool we have in fighting the pandemic. If you have not yet been vaccinated, UNCG strongly encourages you to do so. Students, staff, and faculty can get a vaccine at Student Health Services for free and they are also widely available in the community.

You are fully vaccinated once you have 1) received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; and 2) it has been at least two weeks since you received your final dose.

Getting vaccinated does not guarantee that you won’t get the virus, but it does provide very strong protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death if you do get the virus.

Booster Info

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 CompletedIndividualLast Dose AdministeredEligible for Booster*Assets Needed to Receive Booster at SHS
ModernaUNCG Student, Faculty, or Staff 18 years or older5 months or longerYesPhoto ID & Proof of Previous Vaccination
PfizerUNCG Student, Faculty, or Staff 18 years or older5 months or longerYesPhoto ID & Proof of Previous Vaccination
Johnson & JohnsonUNCG Student, Faculty, or Staff 18 years or older2 months or longerYesPhoto 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/vaccinesGetting vaccinated is the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus.

Resources for Information about the Vaccines

UNCG

Student Health Services Vaccine FAQ page

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