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. The Student Health Services clinic located at 3215 Campus Loop Road is administering the Pfizer vaccine on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. 

Vaccine Distribution

If you would like to receive the first dose, second dose or booster doses of Pfizer, please visit the Student Health Services clinic located at 3215 Campus Loop Road, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is needed.

Vaccine Update as of May 23, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has authorized that people ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised can choose to receive a first booster/fourth dose of an mRNA vaccine to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. The following populations are eligible to receive a second booster:

  • Individuals 50 years of age or older who received their first booster/fourth dose at least 4 months ago
  • Individuals 12 years of age or older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, and received their first booster/fourth dose at least 4 months ago
  • Individuals 18 years of age or older who received 2 doses of J&J/Janssen vaccine at least 4 months ago

KSU has begun administering the second booster for students and employees.

A first booster dose is recommended for all individuals age 18 years and older at least six months after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Individuals 18 years and older who received the J&J vaccine are encouraged to receive a booster dose at least two months after receiving the initial dose.

J&J and Moderna are currently out of stock at KSU; therefore, Pfizer is primarily being administered on campus at this time. The FDA and CDC have also authorized “mix and match” booster doses, which means you may receive a Pfizer booster dose on campus, regardless of which vaccine type you received originally.

If you would like to receive a Pfizer booster, please visit the Student Health Services clinic located at 3215 Campus Loop Road, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is needed.

Please bring your KSU ID, insurance card and Vaccination Record Card with you. Without these documents, you will not be able to receive your booster.

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.

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.

  • The cost of receiving the vaccine will be filed to your insurance. If your insurance does not cover the full claim, the individual will be billed for the balance. If you do not have insurance, please call the clinic at 470-578-6644 to discuss options. 
  • 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 visit the Student Health Services clinic located at 3215 Campus Loop Road, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, or 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. Visit the Student Health Services clinic located at 3215 Campus Loop Road, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
  • Yes. Please visit the Student Health Services clinic located at 3215 Campus Loop Road, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, or call 470-578-6644 to schedule your second dose appointment. 
  • Please bring your KSU ID, insurance card and 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 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 a booster dose be administered at least six months after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Individuals who received the J&J vaccine are encouraged to receive a booster dose at least two months after receiving their initial dose.
  • Yes, the FDA and CDC now recommend a booster dose for all individuals ages 18 years and older at least six months after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Individuals 18 years and older who received the J&J vaccine are encouraged to receive a booster dose at least two months after receiving their initial dose.

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 May 23, 2022

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