COVID-19 Vaccine

On-Campus Vaccine & Booster Clinic

The on-campus vaccine clinic for faculty, staff and students concluded February 16, 2022.

For information about vaccine clinics from the fall semester, please see the prior news releases. The clinic located at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center closed during and following the University’s winter break.

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic at the UNC Asheville Reuter Center administered its 20,000th dose of the COVID vaccine with the addition of the pediatric Pfizer vaccine the weekend of Nov. 5. For more information, read the November 2021 Vaccine Clinic News. 

UNC Asheville and MAHEC began operating a COVID-19 Immunization Site from February through June 2021 with continued community outreach through the summer. The site celebrated 15,000 vaccines in April 2021. For more information, read the April 2021 Vaccine Clinic News.

Read more about the initial opening of the UNC Asheville Vaccine Clinic in partnership with MAHEC in our February 2021 feature on Community Care.

Booster Eligibility

For more information about booster eligibility, please see the guidelines from the CDC on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots, or contact your healthcare provider.

Additional Vaccination Sites

  • Students can also get the vaccine at UNCA’s Health & Counseling Center. Call 828.251.6520 to make an appointment.
  • 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.