COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution
Georgia Southern University is coordinating with the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) to assist with the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, free of charge, to our faculty, staff and students.
Georgia Southern is currently using the Moderna vaccine, which is only approved for individuals 18 years of age and older. Appointments are now available on a first-come, first-served basis via the MyGS portal, when vaccine availability allows. Please watch your email for announcements of clinics in Statesboro and in Savannah.
The Southeast and Coastal health districts are also offering vaccines and have an online Georgia Vaccine Locator. We encourage members of our campus community and family who qualify for a vaccine to take advantage of these opportunities.
Video Guides to Vaccinations at Georgia Southern
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No. None of the vaccines in use contain a live virus, so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
Yes. The vaccine is new but the science used to create it has been tested and proven effective for years. The vaccine has met FDA safety and efficacy standards and was made available in the United States through an emergency use authorization.
No. The vaccine is provided at no cost to you.
Yes. Georgia Southern University is an approved vaccine provider. We will be able to vaccinate our community of students, faculty, and staff as vaccines become available. Current students, faculty and staff should watch their inbox for more information.
Yes. People who’ve had COVID-19 can still benefit from the vaccine. If you have an active case on your vaccination date, reschedule for after your isolation or quarantine period has ended and your symptoms have resolved.
Yes. Both Moderna and Pfizer report their vaccines show approximately 94-95% efficacy at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infection.
You are not considered to be fully vaccinated until two weeks have passed after your second dose of the Moderna or Prizer vaccine (or until two weeks have passed after your lone dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). If you are exposed to COVID-19 before the vaccine has had time to become effective, you could still get COVID-19.