Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine
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The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has designated the University of West Georgia as a distribution site to provide vaccinations and boosters directly for all students, faculty, and staff.

Please call UWG Health Services at 678-839-6452 to make an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine or booster

At this time, UWG is accepting appointments for students, faculty, and staff who are 16 years of age and older.

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

If you have questions or concerns, please email

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 16 years of age and older.

Yes, UWG has been approved to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to its students, faculty, and staff.

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. Call Health Services at 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.