COVID-19 Vaccination Plan at Valdosta State

We will soon have a powerful new tool in the fight against the coronavirus. Valdosta State expects to receive its first allotment of Covid-19 vaccines the beginning to middle of February.

While highly encouraged, at this time the State of Georgia has not mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for state employees including staff, faculty, or students. CDC: Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccine Rollout Plan 

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Valdosta State in following the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Vaccine Plan has been working diligently to develop a vaccine rollout plan for the entire campus community.
COVID-19 vaccine supply is expected to be limited during the initial implementation of vaccine response activities. As vaccine availability increases, vaccine response efforts will expand to ensure vaccination of all interested persons within the VSU community.
As a result, this plan consists of consecutive phases with corresponding groups. The move into each Phase is under the direction of the Georgia Department of Public Health. The timeline to move through each phase directly corresponds with the available vaccine received at Valdosta State, the number of individuals within each phase that wish to be vaccinated, and the time necessary to schedule and administer vaccination appointments.

First Phase :: Phase 1A+

This is the initial phase of vaccine distribution.


Phase 1A+

For Valdosta State, this phase prioritizes:

  • Health Services staff.
  • VSU Police Department staff.
  • Counseling Center, community therapy, and behavior intervention staff.
  • Nursing clinical supervision faculty and students in health care clinical settings.
  • Athletics medical staff and athletic trainers.
  • Valdosta State employees and students 65 years of age or older.

Phase 1B

For Valdosta State, this phase prioritizes:

  • Covid-19 residential life and food delivery personnel.
  • COVID-19 custodial and disinfecting personnel.
  • Education students on student-teaching placements in the K-12 school systems.
  • All Valdosta State employees including faculty, staff, and auxiliary-affiliate employees.

Phase 1C

Phase 1C is expected to include students ages 16-64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe illness with Covid-19.

Phase 2

Phase 2 is expected to include all Valdosta State students. 


calendar-icon.pngHow do I schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment?

A vaccination request survey will be available through the MyVSU portal where you can indicate your interest in being vaccinated and help determine what phase of the vaccination process you will be part of.

The survey also collects helpful information about existing medical conditions such as, allergies and past COVID-19 diagnosis, which are necessary to determine vaccine eligibility and medical guidance.

You can view the patient fact sheets for currently available COVID-19 vaccines here:

Pfizer Patient Fact Sheet
Moderna Patient Fact Sheet

Once you have submitted the vaccination survey, a Health Center representative will contact you at the phone number and email you provide when you are eligible to receive the vaccine. At that time an appointment will be scheduled and additional pre-appointment instructions provided.

Vaccine Clinic Locations

Covid-19 vaccines are administered by appointment at the Student Health Center located on Georgia Avenue across from Powell Hall.  

A satellite COVID-19 Vaccine site will be available by appointment in the Health Sciences and Business Administration building Miller’s Clinic located on North Campus.

When an increase in vaccine supply becomes available where mass vaccination is possible, a satellite drive-through vaccination clinic may be established at the Sustella Parking Deck. 


Continue to Test. Mask. Distance.

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Testing while symptomatic is still recommended – even for individuals undergoing vaccination.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends that individuals who have been vaccinated for Covid-19 still need to practice mitigation strategies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including wearing a mask, social distancing, and diligent handwashing.
 


Helpful Vaccine Resources