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 December 21, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (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.

J&J is currently out of stock at KSU, and Moderna booster dose availability is limited; 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 3217 Campus Loop Road on a walk-in basis between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM on Thursdays and Fridays only. No first or second doses of Moderna will be administered. More information about future Moderna booster availability, as all updates, will be posted here as it's available.

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.

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.

  • 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 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 January 18, 2022

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