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 certain groups within our faculty, staff and students.
We are preparing for first-phase implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine for campus individuals aligned with current DPH criteria for Phase 1a. We continue our plans to be a provider of the vaccine for our students, faculty, staff and immediate families in accordance with the phased approach established by the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health.
Further details of phased dissemination and timeline will be forthcoming.
The Southeast and Coastal health districts are offering vaccines by appointment, to select groups. We encourage members of our campus community and family who qualify for a vaccine to take advantage of these opportunities.
How to Make Your Vaccine Appointment
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.
No. You should still continue to wear your mask, wash your hands, socially distance, and follow all public health guidelines.
You are not considered to be at maximum protection until two weeks have passed after your second dose. If you are exposed to COVID-19 before the vaccine has had time to become effective, you could still get COVID-19.