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 during spring and summer semesters of 2021.

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COVID-19 Vaccines Administered By UWG

Updated April 16, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine
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UWG is approved to administer the vaccine to UWG faculty, staff, and students identified by DPH to be eligible to receive the vaccine. Learn more about who's currently eligible on DPH's website. To pre-register to receive the vaccine from a source other than UWG, visit the MyVaccineGeorgia website.

All UWG students, faculty, and staff received an emails beginning March 22 with instructions to request an appointment for vaccination events if they are eligible.

UWG is working to plan the logistics of administering the vaccine in a safe, efficient manner. Please closely monitor your email and trust only official UWG communications or information posted directly on the UWG COVID-19 website.

Please continue to Protect Our Pack against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and frequently washing your hands. Check the Guidance on COVID-19 Decision Tree for steps you should take if you're feeling sick or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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 and help end the pandemic.

Following guidance developed by the Georgia Department of Public Health, UWG will begin vaccinating employees and degree-seeking students who meet eligibility requirements beginning Friday, March 26. The timing for future events of vaccine administration is still to be determined.

Clinical staff from UWG Health Services and volunteer faculty, graduate students, RN-to-BSN students, and supervised undergraduate students from the Tanner Health System School of Nursing will administer the vaccine.

For the current information regarding vaccine eligibility in Georgia, visit DPH's website.

UWG has been approved to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to its employees, students, and immediate family members of its employees. Because of limited availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, UWG will prioritize providing the vaccine to employees and students. If UWG is able to service eligible employees and students and there is availability of the vaccine, eligible immediate family members of UWG employees will be able to receive the vaccine. Watch this space for further updates.

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. At this time, UWG will administer vaccines at both the main Carrollton campus and UWG Newnan.

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

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.

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 vaccine.
  • It has been at least three weeks since your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

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.