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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) are highly recommending COVID-19 boosters to anyone who is eligible to reduce illness and stress on medical systems. Elon’s Infectious Disease Response Team is coordinating a series of on-campus clinics for students, faculty and staff to receive COVID-19 booster vaccines this fall.

The CDC recommends staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and age-appropriate boosters. People ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses and updated COVID-19 boosters, if eligible, including university students, faculty and staff.

Elon has partnered with Triad Care to make the new bivalent COVID booster available free on campus to students, faculty and staff starting Monday, Sept. 12. Updated COVID-19 boosters can both help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination and provide broader protection against newer variants. The updated, or bivalent boosters, target the most recent Omicron sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5, that are more contagious and more resistant than earlier strains of Omicron

Upcoming Covid-19 Clinic

Students, faculty and staff can sign up now for an upcoming on-campus COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic.

Monday, Sept. 12, 2-6 p..m, Alumni Gym (Pfizer) No appointments available
Friday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Alumni Gym (Pfizer)
Friday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Alumni Gym (Pfizer/Moderna)

Please note: There is no charge for the vaccine, but Triad Care requests that those who are insured fill out this form in advance and bring it to their appointment, together with their insurance card. If a person does not have insurance,  please let the vaccinator know.

Check back later for updated flu clinic availability in the coming weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster?

  • Anyone who is at least 5 years old is eligible to receive a bivalent COVID-19 booster. You may receive a booster if it has been more than two months since your last COVID-19 vaccine or booster.
  • Students, faculty and staff who were previously eligible and received a booster may receive another booster if two months or more have passed since their last booster.
  • If you have recently had COVID-19 and are more than 10 days past your positive test date/diagnosis and you are no longer having symptoms, you may be eligible to receive a bivalent booster. If you have questions about when it is safe for you to receive the booster, please check with your primary care physician or medical provider.

More information about eligibility and staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters may be found on the CDC vaccine website.

Can I get my primary COVID-19 vaccine at an on-campus booster clinic?

Do I have to upload my COVID-19 vaccine documentation to the Phoenix Health Portal?

Why should I get a COVID-19 booster now? 

We know that the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters mitigate the severity of symptoms and reduce hospitalizations.  Updated COVID-19 boosters can both help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination and provide broader protection against newer variants. The updated, or bivalent boosters, target the most recent Omicron sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5, that are more contagious and more resistant to the original vaccines than earlier strains of Omicron.

More information about eligibility and staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters may be found on the CDC vaccine website.





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