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UAH has received Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Campus officials are working with the Alabama Department of Public Health to plan for distributing the vaccines with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine priority access. Vaccination is not required for employment at this time.

Vaccines are available by appointment only. Campus community members will receive an email with details and a link to the scheduling portal when they are eligible for vaccination. Those who accept the voluntary vaccination will authorize consent through the health portal the morning of their appointment and must remain at the vaccination site for 15-30 minutes to be monitored for any reaction and to schedule the second dose appointment.

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.

UAH will provide regular updates via campus email, and the Return to Campus website as the vaccination plan is updated.

Vaccine Preparation

Prior to arriving, please review the FAQs and CDC vaccine fact sheets. UAH is currently providing the Pfizer vaccine. Please review materials related to this vaccine.

Do not schedule a vaccine appointment if you have:

  • Tested COVID positive in the last 30 days; or
  • Received or plan any other vaccination (including flu, shingles) in the period of two weeks BEFORE the first COVID vaccine dose through two weeks AFTER the second dose.

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.
  • You 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 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 days from the initial injection.  We will assist you with this while on site for your first dose.

Frequently Asked Questions

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