COVID-19 Vaccine Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Updated Jan. 19, 2027: Add booster shot to vaccination status.
Get Vaccinated and Stay Up to Date
- COVID-19 vaccine is free, and individuals can get a vaccine even if they do not have an identification card.
- Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.
- Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
- All North Carolinians ages 5 and older are eligible to be vaccinated now. Refer to the CDC Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccine webpage.
- Everyone ages 12 and older can get a booster shot. Refer to the CDC COVID-19 vaccine booster shot webpage for details.
We strongly encourage our campus community to get vaccinated. Vaccines are proven to keep people out of the hospital and prevent death due to COVID-19. Other benefits for campus members who have uploaded their vaccination card:
- Are not required to quarantine if they have close contact with a positive individual and do not have symptoms; however, they must test within 5 days and diminish contact until negative test results are returned.
- Are not required to complete weekly surveillance testing
Full protection from the vaccine occurs about two weeks after receiving your final shot. Even after vaccination, UNCSA will still require faculty, staff and students to follow our Community Health Standards.
UNCSA vaccination and booster status
In order to have an accurate representation of vaccination status on campus, we need you to please complete the Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Form if you have received a vaccination or a booster. Proof of vaccination is an uploaded image or other digital version of your CDC vaccination card. Note: Intentionally misrepresenting vaccination status may be a violation of employment.
Find a vaccine provider
UNCSA employees, faculty and students are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine now. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 5 and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine are approved for ages 18 and older. Find a vaccine location.
Find local vaccine providers near you
Appointments for vaccinations, some providers allow limited walk-ins. Area vaccine providers are:
- The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Find a Vaccine Location;
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s VaccineFinder.org;
- The Forsyth County Department of Public Health;
- Novant Health;
- Wake Forest Baptist Health;
- Walgreens, through the federal pharmacy program
You may also register through a federally qualified health center. You may also call the COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center at 1-888-675-4567.
All UNCSA faculty, staff and students are eligible to be vaccinated.
Yes. Everyone is still considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-shot series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.
All federal employees and contractors are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination based on guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force and President Biden's Executive Order 14042. UNCSA employees are state employees and UNCSA does not have any federal contractors, so this guidance does not affect our university at this time. However, the order does impact many of our fellow UNC and other higher education institutions across North Carolina and the country.
No. Per UNC System guidance, UNCSA will not require a COVID-19 vaccination at this time. Any student, faculty or staff member can voluntarily report they are vaccinated. Students, faculty and staff without proof of vaccination will be required to get tested for COVID-19 weekly. Also, at this time, UNCSA is not requiring vaccines for students ages 5 and older in our Community Programs who are newly eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
Yes. According to the CDC, it’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic.
The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for ages 5 and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for ages 18 and older. Refer to the CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine and boosters according to your age, health status and when you were vaccinated.
There are no plans to offer on-campus vaccination events at this time.
You can voluntarily report your vaccination and booster status in order to have a representation of the vaccination status on campus.
No. UNCSA is not responsible for determining or verifying eligibility for vaccination; it is up to the individual and NCDHHS.