We are excited to let you know that vaccine appointments for the remainder of Group 3 (Frontline Essential Personnel), which include employees in higher education settings, will be made available as early as later this week. Getting the safe, effective, and tested COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, keep your family and others who are important to you safe, and to successfully reopen our campus and community. Over 75 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the United States, with more than 100,000 of those doses given to people living here in Guilford County.
Some important things to know about the process for getting vaccinated:
- There will be multiple sites where members of Group 3 can get vaccinated, including sites in Guilford County and in surrounding counties. Please visit Find My Spot to identify sites where appointments are available to Group 3. Public health officials are working to make the vaccine available in more locations as the vaccine supply increases, both by opening new clinics and working with private providers (e.g., pharmacies). We recommend that you take the first appointment you can locate that meets your specific scheduling needs.
- Keep in mind that if you get the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you will likely be scheduled to receive your second dose at the same location where you receive your first dose.
- We do not know what version(s) of the vaccine will be allocated to which sites. Federal, state, and local health officials all recommend that you get the version of the vaccine that is first available to you. If you have questions or concerns about which vaccine you should get, please consult with your healthcare provider.
- Beginning next week, we will host a vaccine clinic in the Cone Ballroom in the Elliott University Center. The clinic will be open to UNCG employees and employees of fellow colleges and universities in Guilford County. We will announce specific details on dates, times, and the process for signing up for appointments as soon as possible (hopefully by the end of the week).
- Regardless of where you get your vaccine, there is no cost to you for getting the vaccine, and you will not be asked to provide insurance information.
- You will be asked to provide basic information so that the state can track distribution of the vaccine, and you will be provided with a card that specifies which vaccine you are given.
We appreciate your patience as we work to provide you with both information and opportunities to get vaccinated. The following resources have additional helpful information on the COVID-19 vaccines and the process for getting vaccinated. If you have additional questions, you can contact the NC DHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 1.888.675.4567 or email email@example.com.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Additional information about what getting vaccinated means relative to quarantine and other activities can be found on the vaccine update page of our COVID-19 website.
To stay up-to-date on the latest important news and operational updates, please continue to monitor your email, follow @UNCG on your preferred social media platform, download our mobile app (the one with our logo and the blue background; we will use this frequently to send messages and provide timely updates) from the Google or iTunes app store, and visit our COVID-19 website frequently.