COVID-19 Vaccine

About the Vaccination Site

Is UNC Asheville a vaccination site?

Starting in February and going through May 2021, the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and UNC Asheville will be operating a COVID-19 immunization site at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center located at 1 Campus View Road. View the campus map here.

UNC Asheville is managing and coordinating the vaccine site, logistics, traffic, and safety, while MAHEC is coordinating the clinical operations: pre-registration/waitlist, vaccinations, data entry and clinical and non-clinical volunteers.

What are the hours of operation?

This week (Feb. 22-28), the site is tentatively scheduled to operate Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Appointments are required to enter the site. No one without an appointment will be allowed to enter.

Where can I park?

Go to the Reuter Center (located at 1 Campus View Road on UNC Asheville’s campus), and you will be directed to parking from there. View the campus map here.

Is the vaccine site open to UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff?

The immunization site is only open to community members who have vaccine appointments. If you are in a current priority group, you may register on the waitlist here.

How should OLLI staff and members access the Reuter Center if they need to be on-site or pick up materials?

Contact David Weldon at dweldon@unca.edu.

 

Getting the Vaccine

Who can get vaccinated?

Currently, according to NCDHHS guidelines, individuals 65 and older and all healthcare workers can now join the COVID-19 vaccination waitlist. Join the waitlist by visiting covid.mahec.net.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Community members on the waitlist will be called to make an appointment when vaccines become available. MAHEC will call those on the waitlist three times to attempt to schedule an appointment. If they cannot connect with you after three phone calls, they will move you to the end of the waitlist.

Where are we on the waitlist?

We are prioritizing appointments for those in phases that are currently eligible for the vaccine. So there really is no “place” on the waitlist.

When will I receive a confirmation of my pre-registration?

The only confirmation you will receive for signing up on the waitlist is the screen that displays once you register.  When we have called and assigned you an appointment, you will receive an email confirmation if you provided an email address.

If I have a confirmation number, when can I expect a call to schedule my appointment?

Calls to schedule vaccine appointments will be made when we have confirmation of our next vaccine allocation from the  N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. We are typically informed if we will receive vaccine allocation that week.

What telephone number will be used to call me to schedule an appointment?

We have numerous people making these phone calls so the call could come from a variety of numbers.  Please answer your phone even if you don’t recognize the number.

Do I have to sign up for every event or am I still on the call list? Is there another way I should be signing up or calling someone?

You only need to sign up on the waitlist once. When you sign up for the waitlist you will remain on the waitlist until you receive the vaccine. Someone from MAHEC will call you to schedule your vaccination appointment as vaccine is made available by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

Which vaccine is being used? Do I have a choice?

We are currently receiving Pfizer, but the UNC Asheville-MAHEC COVID-19 Immunization Site receives vaccine allocation from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. We do not know for sure which vaccine we will receive until we are informed of our next vaccine allocation from NCDHHS.

Who do I contact with questions?

For questions related to the site, please email covidupdates@unca.edu.

Volunteering

How can I volunteer for the vaccine clinic on UNC Asheville’s campus?

Non-medical volunteers are needed to assist with non-clinical duties including: logistic support, data entry, phone calls to schedule patients, pre-registering clients, and managing consent forms. Please complete this Volunteer Request Form if you are interested!

Do volunteers at the clinic receive the vaccine?

If there are extra doses at the end of the day, we happily give them to our volunteers. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee when or if we’ll have such doses.