The University Health Center has received a limited number of bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and will begin administration to scheduled appointments beginning Friday, September 9th. UGA students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive the vaccine, including at UGA’s extended campuses. In addition, dependents ages 16 and up, active employees and currently enrolled students of other USG institutions are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines at UHC.
Symptomatic UGA faculty and staff should contact their community PCP for care. For more details, see the CDC Guidance - Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
If you are a patient of the University Health Center and wish to speak with a nurse for illness or injury advice after hours, please call 855-622-1909. *Please note* This after-hours advice service is available only when UHC is closed. Please call 706-542-1162 during regular clinic hours.
Wash your hands frequently, 20 seconds minimum with soap. Disinfect your hands frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Cough and sneeze into your elbow. Avoid kissing, hugging and sharing of cups and water bottles. Refrain from going to public spaces and interacting with others if you're not feeling well.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: COVID-19
You should review your course syllabi and contact your instructor(s) to
share this information. If you need general support or assistance with
this correspondence, you can connect with Student Care & Outreach (sco.uga.edu; 706-542-7774).
While UHC provides a verification for a visit to our facility, we do not
provide medical excuses. Students should work with their faculty
regarding the absence.
Isolate in place for 5 days from the start of symptoms. To calculate the 5 day
isolation period, day 0 is the first day of symptoms and day 1 is the
first full day after symptoms develop.
Please refer to https://housing.uga.edu/student-wellbeing/?nav=cs#illness
No. CDC does not recommend testing unless you develop symptoms. Refer to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for more information.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: VACCINES
- Completion of primary vaccination with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine with the last dose being at least 2 months ago OR
- Receipt of the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago.
- Please refer to CDC for more detailed information.
- Picture ID
- Insurance Card (if you are insured)
- Your COVID-19 vaccine card or proof of your previous vaccine* (NOTE: Patients who can not provide documentation of previous vaccines are not eligible to receive the bivalent vaccine. We will be able to confirm previous vaccine information for those individuals who received their primary vaccine series at UHC).
- The morning of your appointment you will receive a link to a patient questionnaire, please complete this prior to your appointment. If you do not receive the form, we will provide one for you at check in.
While the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is only intended for boosters, UHC continues to offer Pfizer monovalent vaccine as a primary series. If you are interested in scheduling a primary vaccine series, students should schedule through the patient portal. Faculty, staff and dependents (ages 16 and up) should schedule by calling 706.542.1162.
No. While the UHC is providing free vaccines to all eligible members of the campus community, it is not staffed to provide full services to the entire campus community—only students, who fund the UHC with their student fees. Faculty and staff should reach out to their local healthcare provider prior to the vaccine appointment to discuss the pros and cons of getting vaccinated. This enables the vaccination process to continue working smoothly and efficiently for everyone.
To find out more about the vaccines, watch this webinar, in which faculty from our own AU/UGA Medical Partnership answer common questions; consult our online FAQs; talk with your local medical provider; or contact the Department of Public Health. Once you have made your decision to be vaccinated, you may click here to schedule your free appointment at the UHC. Walk-ups are not accepted.