COVID-19 Vaccine

Due to a reduction in demand for the COVID-19 vaccine, the community UNC Asheville-MAHEC COVID-19 Immunization Site has closed and is transitioning our efforts and partnership from a bricks and mortar clinic to a collaborative community outreach effort. During the course of its operation, the immunization site vaccinated almost 17,000 individuals.

Vaccination Sites

  • Upcoming vaccination clinics on campus will be posted here when scheduled. The last clinic took place Monday, Sept. 13.
  • 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 will be expected beginning no later than September 1.
  • More details about testing protocols will be provided once we have accurate data on campus vaccination rates.