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 September 16, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised individuals who are currently eligible under specified criteria determined by the CDC.  Individuals must also be at least 28 days removed from receiving their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. At this time, the CDC has not recommended that those who received the Janssen vaccine (J&J single shot) should receive an additional dose. Only active KSU employees and enrolled students are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus from KSU.

KSU will continue following CDC and DPH guidance for all COVID-19 vaccine administration. Please review the current eligibility criteria below. If you qualify for a third dose, call 470-578-6644 or visit our website to schedule an appointment at any of our three Student Health Services clinics. Please be prepared to indicate which immunosuppressed medical condition qualifies you for the third dose and the vaccine brand you received for your first and second dose (Pfizer or Moderna).

  • Are 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 two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrichsyndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment that includes high-dose corticosteroids or other immune-suppressing drugs
  • Are under the care of a physician who has deemed me at risk of becoming immunocompromised

The vaccines are a critical tool to help “Protect the Nest” and we strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated to advance the health and safety of our campus community. If you have additional questions not addressed by the FAQ below, 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

  • Clinical staff from Wellstar Health System will administer the vaccine.

  • Active KSU employees and enrolled students are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus. Please call (470) 578-6644 to schedule your vaccination appointment.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • No, you may take up to 8 hours of non-closure emergency leave to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. You may also take up to 16 hours of non-closure emergency leave if you experience severe negative side effects after receiving the vaccine that prohibit you from performing your duties of employment. Please discuss use of this leave with your immediate supervisor as documentation may be required.
  • Yes, part-time faculty and staff members are eligible to receive the vaccine.
  • Yes. Please call 470-578-6644 to schedule your second dose appointment.
  • 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. 
  • No. We are only administering vaccinations to people who have called 470-578-6644 and scheduled an appointment. Same day appointments are available.
  • Please bring your KSU Talon Card, government-issued photo ID and insurance card.
  • Yes. Please call 470-578-6644 to schedule your third appointment. Be prepared to indicate which immunosuppressed medical condition qualifies you for the third dose and the vaccine brand you received for your first and second dose (Pfizer or Moderna).
  • Yes, be prepared to indicate which immunosuppressed medical condition qualifies you for the third dose and the vaccine brand you received for your first and second dose (Pfizer or Moderna).
  • The CDC recommends the third dose be administered at least 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The recommendation does not apply to Janssen (J&J).
  • The same vaccine should be used for a third dose, and you will be asked which brand you originally received when you call to schedule your appointment. The third dose is the same product and dose as the first two shots. A person should not receive more than three vaccine doses. If the vaccine received for the first two doses is not available or unknown, the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine may be administered.
  • There is currently no recommendation for an additional dose for Janssen (J&J). 
  • COVID-19 vaccines may now be administered with other vaccines without regard to timing.
  • No. You can't bring any guests, including children, to your appointment. Only the person with an appointment will be allowed inside the vaccination site.
  • 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.

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

Updated September 17, 2021

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