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.
Student Health Services (SHS) is offering the bivalent 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.
Resources for Information about the Vaccines
Student Health Services Vaccine FAQ page
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines
Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines
Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
What to Expect at Your Vaccine Appointment