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COVID Booster Vaccines Expanded at UHC

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 2:45pm
By:
Alan Flurry

On Oct. 15, the university drew the final 25 names in its vaccine drawing, selecting the last of the cash prize winners. The $100,000 incentive program was supported by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III. The first 50 names were selected Sept. 15 and another 25 names were selected Sept. 30. More than 24,000 entries were submitted for the drawing, which was conducted by UGA’s Office of Institutional Research with results verified by Internal Audit. Congratulations to all the cash prize winners and to all vaccine recipients for protecting our community.

The UHC recently began offering booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine to faculty, staff, students and their eligible dependents who had received their second dose at least six months ago. The FDA approved the administration of boosters on Sept. 22.

Beginning Monday, October 25, 2021, UGA faculty, staff, students, retirees, and dependents (18 and over) who have received a complete vaccine series (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna more than 6 months ago or a single dose of Janssen completed more than 2 months ago) and who meet eligibility requirements outlined by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, may schedule appointments at the University Health Center to receive a booster shot. Appointments may be scheduled at patientportal.uhs.uga.edu. Individuals should bring their original vaccine card to the appointment. Vaccination status will be verified on-site.

Boosters are recommended to prolong protective immunity against the COVID-19 virus because experts are beginning to see reduced protection against mild and moderate COVID-19 disease in certain individuals.

Like coach says, get vaccinated, and go dawgs!

Image: Registered professional nurse Leah Weaver administers a COVID-19 booster vaccine to veterinary teaching hospital resident Katie Carignan. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)

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