COVID-19 Specific Measures and Updates
The University of West Georgia has received a supply of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent boosters that include protection against the Omicron variant and is proven to protect individuals – and our community as a whole – against COVID-19. UWG Health Services stands ready to administer the free-of-charge, FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to current students, faculty, and staff who are 16 years of age or older. You may receive the booster dose of the bivalent vaccine even if you have received one or two previous booster doses. Health Services currently administers Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines and boosters on Wednesdays and Moderna vaccines on Thursdays.
The following are the eligibility requirements for receiving a bivalent booster:
- Initial immunization with the original Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine
- At least two months have elapsed since the last immunization or booster
Call 678-839-6452 to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, you may utilize the Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.
Persons with symptoms of or recent exposure to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) must speak with a health center staff member before entering the health center to determine the appropriate level of care that is needed. Have you tested positive, have symptoms of COVID-19, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive? Please report this information by using the Student Self-Reporting Form.
Information on Monkeypox
UWG continues to monitor the developing circumstances around monkeypox, a viral illness that is transmitted via close contact (typically skin-to-skin or through saliva) to people who have the disease but can also be caught from objects the person has touched.
The current virus in the U.S. requires 2-4 weeks of isolation until an infected person is no longer contagious. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will determine when infected individuals can safely leave isolation.
Please visit this DPH website for more information on the virus, its symptoms, and preventive measures. If you manifest the symptoms listed on the DPH website, testing is available at UWG Health Services. Call 678-839-6452 for an appointment.
If you would like to receive a monkeypox vaccine, visit this website to schedule an appointment. You may also call the vaccine scheduling resource line at 888-457-0186.
More information and frequently asked questions on this monkeypox page.Select to Close Announcement
After Hours Care
If you become sick or injured when the Health Center is closed and you feel you need immediate care, you are advised to CALL 911 or seek medical treatment at the nearest emergency room or urgent care facility. If the illness does not require immediate care, please call Health Services to schedule an appointment the following business day. Review the emergency contact list for a full list of resources.
Tanner Medical Center Emergency Department: (770) 836-9666 ; 705 Dixie St. Carrollton, GA 30117
Tanner Urgent Care: (770) 812-9445 ; 1480 Highway 27 South, Carrollton, GA 30117
Piedmont Health Care: (678) 782-9994 ; 909 S Park St, Carrollton, GA 30117