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 during the spring and summer semesters of 2021. KSU will partner with Wellstar Health System to give the vaccinations to our campus population. Read the complete announcement from President Pamela Whitten.

Vaccine Update – as of March 23, 2021

Since January, KSU has been providing vaccines to faculty, staff and students who have met the eligibility requirements to date as determined by the Georgia Department of Public Health. On Tuesday, March 23, Governor Brian Kemp announced that all adults age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, without restriction, effective March 25, 2021.

Please click the link below to schedule your vaccination appointment. Only active KSU employees and enrolled, degree seeking students are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus. You must be logged in to Microsoft Office 365 using your KSU email address and NetID password to schedule your appointment.

Book an Appointment

KSU is currently administering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, which only requires one dose and is 100% effective in preventing hospitalization and death from COVID-19. We are not able to schedule appointments by vaccine preference. Therefore, by scheduling an appointment, you are committing to receive the vaccine type that we have on hand. You will receive a confirmation email with additional information when you schedule your appointment.

The vaccines are a critical tool to helping to “Protect the Nest” and we encourage everyone to consider this opportunity to advance the health and safety of our campus community.

Campus Conversation: What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Clinical staff from Wellstar Health System, nursing students and volunteer faculty from KSU’s Wellstar School of Nursing will administer the vaccine.
  • Since January, KSU has been providing vaccines to faculty, staff and students who have met the eligibility requirements to date as determined by the Georgia Department of Public Health. On Tuesday, March 23, Governor Brian Kemp announced that all adults age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, without restriction, effective March 25, 2021. If you would like to receive the vaccine on campus, you can visit the link above to schedule your appointment.
  • To develop our vaccine distribution plan, KSU is following guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
  • Yes, KSU has been designated as a distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccine, enabling the vaccine to be administered on campus to students, faculty and staff. At this time, KSU and Wellstar are administering the vaccine in facilities located on the Kennesaw Campus.
  • If you would like to receive the vaccine on campus, click the link above to schedule your appointment.
  • There are currently three types of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen). At this time, KSU is administering Janssen for first doses.

  • 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 will be eligible to receive the vaccine during the appropriate phase based on the Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines.
  • No. In order to manage the limited inventory of vaccine, we are unable to only provide you with the second dose.
  • At this time, only current employed KSU faculty and staff members are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus.
  • Not at this time. Initial phases of vaccine administration will only be for currently employed faculty, staff and students. 
  • No. We are only administering vaccinations to people who have an appointment.
  • Please bring your government-issued photo ID and insurance card.
  • 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.

  • Yes. The USG mask requirement applies to all individuals on campus, regardless of your vaccination status. KSU will continue to follow CDC and DPH guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 protocols and mitigation strategies.

Updated April 7, 2021

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