COVID-19 Vaccination

The Georgia Department of Public Health has designated Kennesaw State University as a distribution site to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all students, faculty, and staff. KSU has partnered with Wellstar Health System to give the vaccinations to our campus population.

Vaccine Update as of October 22, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommend a booster dose of the Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccine for individuals currently eligible under the specified criteria listed below:

  • 65 years of age and older
  • 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19
  • 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure

Individuals who received Moderna must also be at least six months removed from receiving their second dose of the vaccines to be eligible for the booster dose and two months removed for those who received the J&J vaccine.  

Beginning October 22 between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday, October 26 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., if you previously received the Moderna vaccine and qualify for a booster dose under the criteria listed above, please visit 3217 Campus Loop Road on a walk-in basis to receive your booster dose.

In order to receive a Moderna booster on campus, you must have received Moderna for your previous doses. Wellstar is not currently administering mix and match doses on campus. Additional vaccine booster dose availability will be shared here in the coming weeks.

J&J is currently out of stock at KSU, therefore the booster will not be administered on campus at this time. Recipients of J&J interested in receiving the booster are encouraged to visit a nearby pharmacy, like CVS or Walgreens.

Please bring your KSU ID and Vaccination Record Card with you. Without these two documents, you will not be able to receive your booster. Please park at the Church Lot on Campus Loop Road. You can view the Kennesaw Campus parking map here.

Vaccine Update as of September 30, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals currently eligible under the specified criteria determined by the CDC listed below.  Individuals must also be at least six months removed from receiving their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine to be eligible for the booster dose.

Beginning on Wednesday, October 6, and on subsequent Wednesdays and Thursdays only, if you previously received the Pfizer vaccine and qualify for a booster dose under the current criteria, please visit 3217 Campus Loop Road between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM on a walk-in basis.  
 
Please bring your KSU ID and Vaccination Record Card with you.  Without these two documents, you will not be able to receive your booster. Please park at the Church Lot on Campus Loop Road. You can view the Kennesaw Campus parking map here. Only active KSU employees and enrolled students who meet the CDC criteria are eligible to receive the vaccine at KSU. If these dates and times do not work for your schedule, booster doses are also available at most nearby pharmacies, like CVS and Walgreens. 
 
Additional populations are expected to become eligible for booster doses this fall. KSU will continue following CDC and DPH guidance for the administration of booster doses. Check back for the most recent updates regarding booster shots rollout. Safety and efficiency continue to be our top priorities as we prepare to provide booster doses  to faculty, staff and students in partnership with Wellstar Health System.  
 
The vaccines are a critical tool to help "Protect the Nest," and we strongly encourage everyone to take this step to advance the health and safety of our campus community. If you have additional questions after reviewing the FAQ, email vaccine@kennesaw.edu.

Receive $50 KCash and a FREE T-Shirt

Students, faculty and staff can call 470-578-6644 or visit our website to schedule an appointment to get your vaccine and receive $50 KCash and a FREE Protect the Nest T-shirt.*

Clinic Locations
*Offer valid for all students and employees receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on campus beginning Monday, August 16, 2021. This offer does not apply to third doses. Limited quantities available. While supplies last. $50 KCash gift card represents taxable income and will be included on employee's W2. By accepting the gift card, employees acknowledge that this information will be recorded for tax purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • There are currently three types of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen). Please ask the Student Health Clinic which vaccine is available when you call 470-578-6644 to schedule an appointment.

  • There will not be any out-of-pocket costs for individuals choosing to receive the vaccine on campus.

    There is a standard administrative fee for the vaccine that will be filed to your insurance for both doses. If you do not have insurance or your insurance denies the claim, the fee will be waived with no responsibility back to the individual.

  • As long as they remain asymptomatic, fully vaccinated individuals do not have to quarantine following a known exposure to COVID-19. If you have been fully vaccinated and are identified by the KSU COVID Response Center as a close contact to a confirmed case, please email proof of your vaccination to covidresponse@kennesaw.edu to avoid the quarantine requirement.

  • Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask while inside campus facilities.

  • If you need a copy of your immunization record history, you may request a copy from the State of Georgia. Please choose "Immunization Record Request Form" under the "Forms" section of the webpage.

Vaccine Eligibility

  • Active KSU employees and enrolled students are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus. Please call (470) 578-6644 to schedule your vaccination appointment.
  • Although it is currently not required, all members of the KSU community are strongly encouraged to receive the vaccine as it is a critical component to “Protect the Nest” and help end the pandemic.
  • Yes, part-time faculty and staff members are eligible to receive the vaccine.
  • At this time, only current employed KSU faculty and staff members are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus.
  • No. Only currently employed faculty, staff and enrolled students are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus. 

Vaccination Appointments

  • Clinical staff from Wellstar Health System will administer the vaccine.
  • Yes. Please call 470-578-6644 to schedule your second dose appointment.
  • No. We are only administering vaccinations to people who have called 470-578-6644 and scheduled an appointment. Same day appointments are available. Booster doses will be administered on a walk-in basis beginning October 16, on Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Visit 3217 Campus Loop Road between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM to receive your booster dose.
  • Please bring your KSU Talon Card, government-issued photo ID and insurance card. If you are receiving a second dose or booster dose, you must also have your Vaccination Record Card.
  • No. You can't bring any guests, including children, to your appointment. Only the person receiving the vaccine will be allowed inside the vaccination site.

Boosters

  • Yes. If you are an active employee or enrolled student and meet the criteria, you can receive the booster on campus, regardless of where you received previous doses.
  • Yes, if you are an enrolled student or active employee you are eligible to receive your booster on campus, regardless of where you received your previous doses. 
  • The CDC recommends the booster dose be administered no sooner than 6 months after a second dose of the vaccine.
  • Yes, the FDA and CDC now recommend a booster dose of the Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccine for individuals currently eligible under the specified criteria listed above. J&J is currently out of stock at KSU, therefore the booster will not be administered on campus at this time. Recipients of J&J interested in receiving the booster are encouraged to visit a nearby pharmacy, like CVS or Walgreens.

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Flu Shots

  • COVID-19 vaccines may now be administered with other vaccines without regard to timing.

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to find additional details about COVID-19 vaccines.

Updated October 22, 2021

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