Student Health and Wellness Center has worked diligently for months to be an approved administrator of COVID-19 vaccines. The State of Texas Department of Health and Human Services allocates vaccines to approved sites on a weekly basis. The Student Health and Wellness Center received its first allotment of the vaccine on Tuesday, March 23, and started vaccinating eligible UNT students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, March 24.
Registration for COVID Vaccines
Vaccine registration is currently open to any UNT Denton campus students, faculty, and staff, and UNT System employees who meet current state eligibility requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations. Effective, Monday, March 29, 2021, all adults will be eligible for vaccines. For the Pfizer vaccine, adults are identified as 16 years or older while other approved vaccines classify adults as 18 years or older.
COVID Vaccine Appointments
UNT students and employees are scheduled for appointments for the COVID vaccination clinic based on priority guidelines from the State and the availability of vaccines. Individuals who have registered for COVID vaccinations appointments should receive communications from the Health Center’s patient portal with details about the date, time, and location of their vaccination appointment. However, we have discovered some issues with communications not reaching some patients. We encourage individuals to log into the patient portal to check for appointments or messages about their registration. You can see your upcoming vaccination appointments by going to myosh.unt.edu and looking at the Upcoming Appointments section of your home screen.
Checking for COVID Vaccination Communications
1. Go to myosh.unt.edu in your web browser.
2. Login with your UNT EUID and password.
3. Go to your Messages screen.
a. On a mobile device, click the menu button ( ) and select Messages.
b. On your computer, click on the messages tab at the top of the Home screen.
4. Click on a message to see the contents of that communication.
Canceling your COVID vaccination appointments
If you need to cancel your vaccination appointment, please log into myosh.unt.edu and cancel your appointment.
The State Department of Health and Human Services determines the amount and manufacturer of the vaccine allocated to the Health Center. The manufacturer of the vaccine and amount can change from week to week, based on the allocation received. The SHWC will ensure that any patient who receives their first dose of vaccine from us will have a second dose guaranteed. When your vaccine appointment is scheduled, we should know which vaccine you will receive.
Things To Bring To Your Vaccination Appointment
1. Government-issued photo ID
2. Insurance Card (if you have medical insurance)
3. Smartphone or another internet-capable mobile device
Frequently asked questions
What should I do if I receive the vaccine from another provider?
Please email email@example.com to let us know that you can be removed from the UNT COVID vaccine registration list. If you are scheduled for a vaccine appointment with the Health Center, please cancel that appointment online at myosh.unt.edu.
Who can register for COVID vaccines at the Health Center?
Currently enrolled UNT students and employees of the UNT Denton campus and the UNT System are eligible for vaccines at the Student Health and Wellness Center.
Former employees (including retirees), former students (including graduates), family members of current students or employees, and community members are NOT eligible for vaccines at the Health Center. These individuals should register with county health departments, pharmacies, and other approved vaccine sites to receive their vaccinations.
Why is there a pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine?
On April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration issued an alert regarding six cases of rare but severe blood clots in individuals after they received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In these cases, a type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.
If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please monitor your condition closely for the following symptoms for three weeks after your vaccination.
- severe headache
- abdominal pain
- leg pain
- shortness of breath
If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your primary care provider. UNT students can also schedule an appointment with the Student Health and Wellness Center for this issue.
The CDC's official statement can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0413-JJ-vaccine.html.