Elon University / State Health and Campus Alerts / Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) highly recommend COVID-19 boosters to anyone suitable for reducing disease and stress on medical systems. Elon’s Infectious Disease Response Team is coordinating a series of on-campus clinics for students, faculty, and staff to receive COVID-19 booster vaccines this fall.

The CDC recommends staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and age-appropriate boosters. Individuals 5 years of age and older should receive all primary series doses and updated COVID-19 boosters, as appropriate, including college students, faculty, and staff.

Elon collaborated with Triad Care to create the new bivalent COVID booster available for free on campus for students, faculty and staff starting Monday 12 September. Updated COVID-19 boosters can both help restore protection that has decreased from previous vaccination, and provide broader protection against new variants. Upgraded, or bivalent, boosters target Omicron’s newer sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5, which are more contagious and more resistant than previous Omicron strains

Next Covid-19 Clinic

Students, faculty, and staff can now enroll in an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic on campus.

Monday 12th September14-18, Alumni Gym (Pfizer) No appointments available
Friday 16 September11: 00-19: 00, Alumni Gym (Pfizer)
Friday 23 September9-16, Alumni Gym (Pfizer / Moderna)

Note that: The vaccine is free, but Triad Care asks policyholders to fill out this form in advance and bring it to the appointment, along with their insurance card. If a person doesn’t have insurance, tell the vaccinator.

Check back later for updated availability of the flu clinic in the coming weeks.

Frequent questions

Who is entitled to a booster of the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine?

  • Anyone who is at least 5 years old can receive a bivalent COVID-19 booster. You may get a booster if it’s been more than two months since your last COVID-19 vaccine or booster.
  • Students, faculty, and staff who were previously eligible and received a recall may receive another recall if it has been two months or more since the last recall.
  • If you have recently had COVID-19 and it has been more than 10 days since the date of the positive test / diagnostic and you no longer have symptoms, you may be eligible for a bivalent booster. If you have questions about when it is safe for you to receive the booster, consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider.

More information on eligibility and being up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters can be found on the CDC vaccine website.

Can I get my primary COVID-19 vaccine at an on-campus booster clinic?

Do I need to upload my COVID-19 vaccine documentation to the Phoenix Health Portal?

Why should i get a COVID-19 booster now?

We know that the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters mitigate the severity of symptoms and reduce hospitalizations. Updated COVID-19 boosters can both help restore protection that has decreased from the previous vaccination, and provide broader protection against new variants. The upgraded, or bivalent, boosters target Omicron’s newer sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5, which are more contagious and more resistant to original vaccines than previous Omicron strains.

More information on eligibility and being up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters can be found on the CDC vaccine website.

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