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UAH administers Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Vaccines are available by appointment only. Students and employees can schedule an appointment through the health portal.  Non-UAH affiliated persons can schedule a vaccine appointment by calling 256-824-2400.

Those who schedule a vaccination will authorize consent through the health portal the morning of their appointment (or will fill out a paper consent if not affiliated with UAH) and must remain at the vaccination site for 15-30 minutes to be monitored for any reaction and to schedule the second dose appointment (for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines).  Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (2 dose series) is currently authorized for emergency use in ages 12 and older.  Moderna (2-dose series) and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines (1 dose only) are currently authorized for emergency use in ages 18 and older.

Information on available vaccines to aid in the decision making process can be found on the FDA’s website, CDC’s website and ADPH’s website. Vaccination is not required for enrollment or employment at this time.

Vaccine Preparation

Prior to arriving, please review the FAQs and CDC vaccine fact sheets.

Do not schedule a vaccine appointment if you are still recovering from an active COVID-19 infection.

Follow these tips:

  • Fill out the consent form through the health portal the morning of your appointment. You will receive an email and text with a link to the consent form.
  • Employees and students are required to bring your A Number and Charger ID or government-issued ID.
  • For safety and space capacity reasons, do not bring anyone with you unless you require assistance.
  • Wear a mask and clothing to allow access to your shoulder and upper arm.
  • Arrive on time but no more than 15 minutes before your appointment.
  • Plan to remain at the vaccination site for 15-30 minutes to be monitored for any reaction.
  • Be prepared to schedule an appointment for the second vaccine 21 (for Pfizer) or 28 (for Moderna) days from the initial injection.  We will assist you with this while on site for your first dose.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've been listening to your questions as the new semester nears. Click here to get answers to the questions we've heard the most.

FAQs