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Campus COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, September 22

UNF has partnered with Walgreens to host a COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinic for UNF students, faculty, and staff, and their families on 9/22/2021 from 10:00am - 4:00pm.  The clinic will be located at the Field House (Bldg. 26).  Parking is available for a fee in the Arena Garage (Bldg. 38), Lot 34, or Lot 18.  A shuttle stop is also located by Lot 34 behind the Arena.  Persons interested in getting vaccinated must register in advance using the following link or QR code:  https://wagsoutreach.com/ss/UNI887852

 

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Please contact Student Health Services at studenthealth@unf.edu if you have questions.

COVID19 Vaccine Incentive Program 

On 8/9/2021, UNF announced a Vaccine Incentive Program.  The incentive program is available to all students enrolled for the Fall semester who have been vaccinated or become vaccinated prior to October 31, 2021.  To qualify, student must electronically scan and submit a copy of their CDC vaccination card indicating they have been fully vaccinated (with J & J, Pfizer, or Moderna).  International students may submit either a CDC vaccination card with an FDA recognized vaccine (if received in the United States) or documentation of an approved World Health Organization (WHO) recognized vaccine or a first dose of a WHO recognized vaccine with a history of COVID infection.  The electronic portal can be found here: https://webapps.unf.edu/onbase/auth/id/mc-vax-incentive

 

There will be opportunity for vaccination validation at the SHS table at market days for those who are unable to submit the information electronically.  The $100 Ozzie Bucks incentive awards will be given starting the second week of September and run until the end of October.  They may be redeemed throughout the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters.

 

Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption to qualify for the vaccination incentive by submitting to the Vaccine Incentive Program link one of the following documents:

  • A completed Florida Form DH 681, available from the county health department;
  • A signed letter on your religious organization’s letterhead stating that you are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief; or
  • A document outlining your legal exemption from a law office.

Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons may request an exemption to qualify for the vaccination incentive by submitting to the Vaccine Incentive Program link a signed letter on letterhead from a licensed physician stating that the student is unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons.

 

If you have questions regarding the Vaccine Incentive Program, please email studenthealth@unf.edu.

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine? 

Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

 

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

Not immediately. The goal is for people to start receiving a COVID-19 booster shot beginning in the fall, with individuals being eligible starting 8 months after they received their second dose of an mRNA vaccine (either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). This is subject to authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and recommendation by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). FDA is conducting an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a booster dose of the mRNA vaccines. ACIP will decide whether to issue a booster dose recommendation based on a thorough review of the evidence.

 

For more information on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

Off-Campus Options to Get a COVID Vaccine

  1. Please visit the Florida COVID-19 Response Vaccine Locator.
  2. Please visit the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder