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 email@example.com.