COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
As we plan for fall, it is important that we maintain a commitment to our campus health. Part of that commitment is getting as many people vaccinated as possible.
Our very own Jill Perry, assistant dean of health and wellness services, hosted a webinar with Novant Health’s Dr. Charles Bregier, on Thursday, June 3rd.
Jill fielded questions regarding vaccine safety and efficacy to Dr. Bregier, who is an emergency medicine specialist, and part of the team at Novant that has been advising us throughout the pandemic.
View the recording below.
Information on where to take your shot against COVID-19 is available at YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov. Currently, anyone age 12 and older is eligible for a vaccine in North Carolina.
Your local health department or hospital can help you get your shot. Locally, you can reserve a spot through Novant, Atrium, StarMed, Walgreens and Mecklenburg County, among others. Vaccination events are also available in some communities.
Find My Spot is an easy-to-use online tool to help individuals find their spot to get a vaccination in North Carolina, including vaccine provider locations and contact information. North Carolinians enter their ZIP code or current location to find nearby vaccine providers. The Find a Vaccine Location tool will be updated regularly. Users should contact vaccine providers directly to see if they have vaccines and schedule appointments.
Getting vaccinated is the best way for us to resume our on-campus experience. We’re monitoring the evolving guidelines from authorities such as the FDA, CDC, and American College Health Association, who are who are gathering the latest information on COVID-19 as well as the vaccine. Here are some helpful resources:
- 7 Things About the COVID-19 Vaccines from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- Common Q’s and A’s about the COVID-19 vaccine updated May 28, 2021, from NCDHHS
- Myths & Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (information on safety, vaccine reporting, and vaccine data can also be found here)