COVID-19 Vaccine

On-Campus Vaccine & Booster Clinic

UNC Asheville, MAHEC and FEMA are operating a walk-in COVID-19 immunization site and booster clinic at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center (1 Campus View Road in Asheville).

No appointments are required. All three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) are available for those seeking their first or second dose. All three COVID-19 booster shots (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) are also available for those eligible.

Nov. 2021 hours of operation:

  • Fridays: 1 – 8 p.m. (NOTE, Nov. 12 hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • No clinic on Nov. 26, 27 or 28

Dec. 2021 hours of operation:

  • Friday, Dec. 3: 1 – 8 p.m.
  • Sat.-Sun., Dec. 4-5: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • No clinic on Fri. Dec. 10
  • Sat.-Sun., Dec. 11-12 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Reuter Center

Future weekend dates and hours of operation will be announced in advance.

Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11 Available

Beginning Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, the COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic at the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville will also begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5-11 in partnership with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; no appointments necessary.

At present, the CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19.

Booster Eligibility

On Nov. 19, 2021, NCDHHS announced that COVID-19 booster shots are available for all vaccinated adults.

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for individuals who received any of the vaccines. The CDC recommends anyone 18 years or older who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine get a booster six months after their second dose to help strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster was made available in late October and is recommended for individuals ages 18 and older who were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

Per the CDC, since risk can vary across settings and based on how much COVID-19 is spreading in a community, people aged 18–64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may get a booster shot after considering their individual risks and benefits. This recommendation may change in the future as more data become available.

Please talk to your healthcare provider about whether getting a COVID-19 booster shot is appropriate for you.

Additional Vaccination Sites

  • Students can also get the vaccine at UNCA’s Health & Counseling Center. Call 828.251.6520 to make an appointment.
  • The Buncombe County Health Department’s walk-in, free vaccine clinic at 40 Coxe Ave. in downtown Asheville is available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (located 2 miles from campus). They have all three authorized vaccines available onsite.
  • UNC Asheville employees will be permitted time off from work to get the vaccine as well as time off the following day if needed to tend to any symptoms associated with the vaccine. See here for further details. To find vaccine sites near you, please visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS) website.

Confirming Vaccination Status

UNC Asheville strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated if you are able. Vaccination is the scientifically-proven best defense against COVID-19 and getting vaccinated will help protect your health and the health of others. To find vaccine sites near you, please visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) website.

All faculty, staff and students have been asked to confidentially and securely submit confirmation of their vaccination status as soon as possible. See your UNCA email or the Campus Communications page for detailed submission instructions.

Take Your Shot!

Testing

For faculty, staff, and students who remain unvaccinated, regular testing began in Sept. 2021.