COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs


Starting March 25, 2021 all people in Georgia who are older than 16 years are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You will go to the vaccine scheduling application where you will sign a consent and schedule an appointment.  The platform will feel very familiar as it is the same format as the testing sign-up site.

We will continue to alert eligible members of our community through email notifications coming from Emoryforward@emory.edu and during our town hall update which are every other week.  More information is available on the Emory Forward website.  https://www.emory.edu/forward/covid-19/vaccine.html

We are anticipating the supply of vaccines will be increasing over time, however, please be patient as we accommodate everyone who is eligible as swiftly as possible.

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.

Vaccine availability is subject to change based on supply at the state and federal levels. Please note, however, vaccines are equally effective in preventing severe disease and death.  They have all been through the same rigorous safety protocols.

Yes. We are still collecting data on whether the vaccine protect from getting infected and possibly transmit the virus. Therefore, testing is still required.

If you are currently undergoing mandatory COVID-19 testing, you still need to complete those tests even if you are vaccinated.

Yes, even with a vaccine you still need to watch your distance and wear a mask when you are on campus.

There is not enough information currently available for the CDC to determine when it will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in public places. Experts need to understand more about the protection that vaccines provide before making that decision. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision. The CDC has issued recommendations of how to protect yourself and others after you have had a vaccine


With that said, the CDC has released guidelines related to activity after you have become fully vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the last dose of the vaccine (2nd dose for Moderna and Pfizer and the 1st dose for the Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen Vaccine. If you are fully vaccinated, you may gather with other fully vaccinated persons indoors without a mask.


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

No, you will not have to quarantine in the 90-day period which starts two weeks after the last vaccine dose. More information is available on the CDC’s website.

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.

All scheduling, transportation, and logistics questions, please send an email to ­­­­­­­­­­­ studentvaccineschedulinghelp@emory.edu

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