Vaccine Administration

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 their immediate family members (individuals aged 12 or older who live in their households).

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COVID-19 Vaccines Administered By UWG

Updated Oct. 6, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine
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During the Fall 2021 semester, Health Services will provide vaccinations every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., unless a clinic is planned on one of those days. Please call 678-839-6452 to make an appointment.

All individuals age 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, which received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Aug. 23 to be administered to individuals age 16 and older. At this time, UWG is accepting appointments for students, employees, and their immediate family members (defined as individuals ages 12 and older who live in students' or employees' households).

To register to receive the vaccine from a source other than UWG, visit the MyVaccineGeorgia website or VaccineFinder.org.

See the university's guidance on the use of face coverings on campus. 

We will update this webpage with answers to frequently asked questions and other updates as they become available. If you have questions or concerns, please email vaccine@westga.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although it is currently not required, all members of the UWG community are strongly encouraged to receive the vaccine as it is a critical component to Protect Our Pack.

Clinical staff from UWG Health Services will administer the vaccine.

Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine is open for everyone 12 years of age and older.

Yes, UWG has been approved to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to its students, employees, and their immediate family members (individuals 12 years of age or older living in their household).

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 Fall 2021, UWG will administer the vaccine at Health Services in Carrollton on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 678-839-6452 to make an appointment.

There are currently three types of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson). UWG has received allocations of vaccination doses manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

No, the vaccines are administered free of charge.

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.