See information about the employee vaccine mandate here.
How to get vaccinated in Oxford
Upcoming Pfizer vaccine clinics at Johnson Commons:
- Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1-3 p.m.: Make 11/30 Pfizer appointment.
Vaccines are available for Ole Miss employees and students. Second doses will be scheduled while getting the first dose. Email email@example.com for questions.
For those needing a vaccine dose on a day when there is not an on-campus clinic scheduled, you may walk in to the University Health Center Pharmacy weekdays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to receive a vaccine. The University Health Center will be closed Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. If you need a vaccine during the Thanksgiving holidays, please schedule a vaccine appointment at a clinic or pharmacy local to you. If you are receiving a two-dose vaccine, the two doses do not need to be received in the same clinic. You may find information on where to get a vaccine near you at vaccines.gov.
Please print these two medical paperwork forms below to fill out and bring with you to your on-campus vaccination. Blank paperwork will also be available.
- Pre-vaccination checklist
- Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administration Record, updated 11/1/21
- Pfizer Vaccine Administration Record, updated 11/1/21
- For Pfizer booster dose: Self-attestation form for COVID-19 vaccination
Fact sheets (no need to print):
- Johnson & Johnson EAU fact sheet, updated 10/20/21
- Pfizer/Comirnaty Fact Sheet, updated 10/29/21
- v-safe fact sheet
University Health Center Pharmacy on the Oxford campus offers free Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines any weekday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on a walk-up basis. Anyone 18 and up is eligible for the J&J vaccine and anyone 12 and up is eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Call (662) 915-5279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Off-campus vaccination sites
If you are interested in a specific vaccine, please call the local vaccination sites to see which vaccine they currently offer.
Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi Hospital/Clinic
1100 Belk Blvd.
Call 662-636-4353 or visit baptistonline.org/covid-19/resources/covid-19-vaccine to make an appointment.
Please email email@example.com if you have questions about getting a vaccination appointment in Oxford. If you received your first dose at the on-campus vaccination site and need to make a change to your second dose appointment, please reply to the confirmation email you received when scheduling your first appointment. For more information about appointments on campus, see the vaccination appointment FAQ page.
Requesting a vaccination certificate or replacement vaccination card
When you register with MyIR, you can also download, print and store a Mississippi Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination showing the current vaccination status for you and your family members.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are UM employees required to be vaccinated?
See the employee vaccine mandate FAQs.
Will COVID-19 vaccine booster shots be available?
See the booster shots FAQ page.
The university is following CDC/MSDH guidelines to provide booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer recipients only) and for additional or third doses of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people (Pfizer and Moderna recipients). Please see the Mississippi State Department of Health’s summary of eligibility recommendations for more information about who is eligible for booster or third doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments for a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine are now available at all county health department clinics for those who qualify. Appointments can be made through https://covidvaccine.umc.edu or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 877-978-6453.
More information and answers to frequently asked questions about booster shots is on this page.
Is the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (often called the “Pfizer vaccine”) being distributed on campus FDA approved?
Yes, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (often called the “Pfizer vaccine”) being distributed on campus is FDA approved. We understand there has been some confusion regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) name change. According to the CDC, there has been no change in the formulation of the vaccine since the name change.
COMIRNATY is the brand name for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on August 23, 2021, for individuals 16 years of age and older. Once vaccines are approved by the FDA, companies can market the vaccines under brand names. Now that the FDA-authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the FDA for individuals 16 years of age and older, it will be marketed as COMIRNATY. See this FDA letter for additional information.
Can I receive a second dose of a vaccine on campus if I received my first dose elsewhere?
The University Health Center Pharmacy may be able to request a certain kind of vaccine for you. Please call the University Health Center Pharmacy at 662-915-5279 to check on the availability of the vaccine you need.
Can my family member receive a vaccine on campus?
The University Health Center is offering vaccines for anyone who is eligible. Call the University Health Center Pharmacy at 662-915-5279 for questions.
Can someone be required to disclose their vaccination status?
Current guidance considers an individual’s vaccination status protected personal information. As a result, individuals should not be asked about vaccination status. The university continues to encourage everyone on campus to follow protocols for the spaces in which they work or study to prevent the virus from spreading. If the protocols for a particular space are unclear, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. University officials will continue to follow developments and guidance on vaccination status and disclosure.
Do I need to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster?
Currently, the CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
What is the current status of vaccine rollout in Mississippi?
Currently, all Mississippians ages 12 and above are eligible to schedule appointments at MSDH COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the state.
How is the university managing vaccines on campus?
The university assembled a Vaccine Distribution and Administration Task Force, which developed a strategy to provide ample opportunities for faculty, staff, and students of the university to be immunized using the supply of vaccines provided by the Mississippi Department of Health.
How will the campus be notified of vaccine updates and availability?
Any updates or new information will be pushed out through normal UM communications, and you can also check out this page dedicated to our vaccine rollout plan. As with everything during the pandemic, information is constantly and rapidly changing, and we are doing our best to adapt and keep our community informed.
Which COVID-19 vaccines are recognized in the United States?
According to the CDC, only people who have received all recommended doses of an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of public health guidance. More information is here.
Does it cost anything to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The COVID-19 vaccine is free for both insured and uninsured people.
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