Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine
NOTE: The University of West Georgia has received its initial allocation of COVID-19 vaccination doses manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech. Students, faculty, and staff received emails beginning Monday, March 22, with instructions to request an appointment to receive the vaccine.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has designated the University of West Georgia as a distribution site to provide vaccinations directly for all students, faculty, and staff, as well as employees' immediate family members (individuals who live in employees' households).
COVID-19 Vaccines Administered By UWG
Updated August 2, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
UWG’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program will provide vaccination appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week beginning Tuesday, May 25, and continuing through Wednesday, Aug. 11. Vaccines will also be available on Monday, Aug. 9, and Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Campus Center basketball court as part of Pack Premiere.
All individuals age 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech. At this time, UWG is accepting appointments for students, employees, and immediate family members of employees (defined as those who live in employees' households). Please call Health Services at 678-839-6452 to schedule an appointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The vaccine is available now.
Clinical staff from UWG Health Services will administer the vaccine.
Yes, UWG has been approved to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to its students, employees, and immediate family members of its employees.
Yes, UWG has been designated as a distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccine, enabling the vaccine to be administered on campus to students, faculty, and staff. During Summer 2021, UWG will administer the vaccine at Health Services in Carrollton on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
All UWG students, faculty, and staff received an emails beginning Monday, March 22, with instructions to request an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they are eligible. The university will distribute additional communications regarding appointments for future vaccination events as they are planned.
There will not be any out-of-pocket costs for individuals choosing to receive the vaccine on campus.
Yes, you can receive your vaccination during your regular work hours.
While you do not need to submit a leave request, you should coordinate the time away with your supervisor to find a time that works best given your job responsibilities. Please allow approximately 45-60 minutes for your vaccination appointment.
Yes, part-time faculty and staff members are eligible to receive the vaccine.
At this time, only currently employed UWG faculty and staff members are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus.
No. We are only administering vaccinations to individuals who have an appointment. Call Health Services at 678-839-6452 to schedule an appointment.
You may request an appointment for a second dose if:
- It is the same brand of vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, etc.). UWG is currently administering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
- It has been at least three weeks since your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and four weeks since your first dose of Moderna.
Individuals who receive their first dose at a UWG Vaccination Event will receive an email when it is time to schedule their appointment for the second dose.