Effective: 10/6/2021
The COVID Vaccine Clinic Has:
Wednesday (Pfizer): 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM 
Thursday (Moderna): 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

 

For further information and other related FAQs please visit the Emory Forward Vaccine website.

https://www.emoryhealthcare.org/covid/covid-vaccines-faq.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html 

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs


Yes COVID-19 booster are now required for the Spring semester at Emory.  Starting December 20th, students should upload their booster documents and information onto the Student Health Portal. The deadline for submission is January 19th.

Find a vaccination site near you at: vaccines.gov

For more information about the COVID-19 booster, visit the CDC website.

Pfizer: At lease 5 month after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

Moderna: At lease 6 month after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

J and J: At lease 2 month after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

 

For a mild to moderate case, you can receive the booster as soon as your symptoms resolve, and you meet criteria to end isolation which is usually by day 10.

The exception is if you received monoclonal antibodies during your infection, in which case you would need to wait 90 days before you can receive the booster.

If you require a temporary medical exemption, fill out the COVID-19 Student Temporary Medical Deferral Exemption Request Form and upload it to the student health portal.

The dashboard has been programed to recognize that you are not eligible yet and you will continue to remain compliant until 2 weeks after your eligibility starts.

Yes, if you have a University approved exemption, you will not be required to received a booster and the exemption will apply.

If you have a medical contraindication to the COVID-19 vaccine (allergic reaction to the components of the vaccine, for example), please submit the Student Medical Exemption Form which must be signed and dated by your healthcare provider. Upload the document onto you Student Patient Portal

If you have a temporary condition and you are planning on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a later time, please submit the Student Temporary Medical Deferral Exemption Form which must be signed and dated by your healthcare provider. Upload the document onto you Student Patient Portal

To be in compliance with the Federal COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandate, Emory University will only accept COVID-19 vaccine exemptions for a medical contraindication or a strongly held religious belief.

You can access the Student Religious Exemptions Form here or on the patient portal at the bottom of the Immunization Form.

Type of Exemption

Documentation required

Where to upload document

Medical contraindication

Student Medical Exemption Form
or
Student Temporary Medical Deferral Exemption Form

Upload to the Student Health Portal

Strongly held religious belief

Student Religious Exemption Form

Upload onto the Return to Campus Dashboard

Strong personal objection

Will no longer be excepted as an exemption

 

The Religious Exemption form must be uploaded onto the Return to Campus Dashboard (NOT to be uploaded onto the Student Health Portal) where it will be reviewed by a multidisciplinary University Committee.

If you have not provided any exemption to date, you must provide documentation as stated above by October 18th, otherwise you will receive a registration hold.

If you have an exemption on record with student health currently, please update per guidelines above by December 8th.

To ensure documentation and appropriate tracking for compliance, please upload your documents as directed below.

Please access your Student Patient Portal. At the top of the home page, click the COVID-19 Vaccination link. Enter the date of your specific COVID-19 vaccine, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to upload your documentation and click SUBMIT.

For Oxford students, please access your Oxford College Patient Portal. From the top navigation bar, click “Document Upload.”  Browse to select your documentation and hit “Save”. For graduating Oxford students, please upload your COVID-19 vaccine documentation into the Atlanta Student Patient Portal

Students who completed or partially completed a COVID-19 vaccine series with a vaccine that is not authorized by FDA or not authorized for emergency use by WHO will be offered an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series.  The minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA authorized vaccine and an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days.

Yes, Emory is committed to providing access to COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff members. Specific to the fall semester, the Student Health Services webpage will be updated in the future with fall vaccine distribution details. This information also will be shared directly with all students.

COVID-19 vaccines can be obtained through Student Health in limited capacity. Access your Student Patient Portal for further information and scheduling directions. If you have any questions related to the vaccine or scheduling, please send a message to studentvaccineschedulinghelp@emory.edu 

Please note that Student Health Services will be closed December 24 through January 3, 2022. Please access vaccine locations through vaccines.gov.

Vaccine availability is subject to change based on supply at the state and federal levels. Please note, however, vaccines are equally effective and have been through the same rigorous safety protocols. We courage you to get vaccinated through Emory Healthcare or elsewhere based on availability. If you have the opportunity to receive a vaccine outside of Emory Healthcare, we encourage you to do so. If you receive your vaccine outside of Emory Healthcare, please upload your documentation into the Student Patient Portal to ensure compliance (see other questions for directions on uploading).

The following vaccines have been approved by the World Health Organization and the FDA. 

AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD

Pfizer- Full FDA approval on 8/23/2021

Moderna

Janssen/Johnson and Johnson

Sinopharm Vero Cell BIBP

Sinovac-CoronaVac

Students who are fully remote and not accessing campus DO need to submit documentation of your COVID-19 vaccine.

No, you will not need to do routine screening testing if you are fully vaccinated. Refer to the Emory Forward site for details.   

Please check your immunization compliance status (on the left side of the home page listed last) on the Student Patient Portal 3-5 business days after you have uploaded your documents. If you have any questions or concerns send a message in the portal to “Immunization Compliance” or send an email to immunizations-shs@emory.edu.

At this time, we are providing the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. This will be subject to change and will be updated on the Student Patient Portal.

At this time, everyone is required to wear a mask inside regardless of their vaccination status. Masks are not required outdoors, however, it is recommended that those who have not been vaccinated continue to wear a mask and physically distance when outdoors. Please follow the CDC guidelines and Emory Forward for the latest information.

If you are vaccinated, you will not have to quarantine starting two weeks after the last vaccine dose if exposed to a positive case. However, you are considered a close contact and need to be followed by the Contact Tracing Team.  Please send a message through the Student Health Portal to the “COVID Assessment Provider” for further guidance. You will need to test 5 days after your last exposure, wear a mask at all times indoors, monitor for symptoms closely for 14 days, and keep your distance from high-risk individuals. More information is available on the CDC’s website.

Yes, Emory is committed to providing access to COVID-19 vaccination for all students upon return for fall semester. Starting June 22, 2021, students will be able to access the COVID-19 vaccine at Student Health Services. Students are able to sign up for an appointment via the Student Patient Portal.   

We will continue to update our website with further specifics regarding fall arrival and vaccine access.  

Emory University has made the Flu vaccine a requirement for the 2021-22 season. Students will need to receive a vaccine or an exemption through the attestation form by October 29th otherwise a registration hold will be placed on your OPUS account.

Thorough scientific studies have shown the vaccines are safe and highly effective at protecting against COVID-19. Emory policy allows for students with a medical contraindication or strong personal objection to seek an exemption to the vaccine requirement. Also, as of 8/23/2021, the Pfizer vaccine received full FDA approval.

Students who completed a COVID-19 vaccination series with a vaccine that has been authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine will comply with Emory’s immunization requirement.

As of 6/3/2021, the following vaccines have been approved by the World Health Organization and the FDA. 

  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD
  • Pfizer - Full FDA approval on 8/23/2021
  • Moderna
  • Janssen/Johnson and Johnson
  • Sinopharm Vero Cell BIBP
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac

Students who completed or partially completed a COVID-19 vaccine series with a vaccine that is not authorized by FDA or not authorized for emergency use by WHO will be offered an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series. The minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA authorized vaccine and an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days.

For urgent medical concerns and symptoms (after hours or during the weekend for both campuses), call 404-727-7551 and press “0” for further assessment and instructions. Go to the ER or call 911 for severe symptoms of shortness of breath, high fever, facial or mouth swelling, chest pain, dizziness, or confusion.  

For the Atlanta Campus: For any medically related non-urgent questions concerning vaccine administration or side effects, access our immunization nurse via the patient portal and message the “COVID-19 Vaccine Nurse”. 

For the Oxford Campus: During business hours, call Oxford Student Health at 770-784-8376.

For urgent medical concerns and symptoms (after hours or during the weekend for both campuses), call 404-727-7551 and press “0” for further assessment and instructions. Go to the ER or call 911 for severe symptoms of shortness of breath, high fever, facial or mouth swelling, chest pain, dizziness, or confusion.  

For the Atlanta Campus: For any medically related non-urgent questions concerning vaccine administration or side effects, access our immunization nurse via the patient portal and message the “COVID-19 Vaccine Nurse”. 

For the Oxford Campus: During business hours, call Oxford Student Health at 770-784-8376.

Student Health Services

Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) provides outpatient care for enrolled Emory students with a valid Emory ID card. International student's spouses, Domestic Partners and unmarried children over 18 years of age are also eligible for primary medical care if they are currently enrolled in the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan.

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