COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) worked diligently 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 an as-needed basis. The SHWC received its first allotment of the vaccine on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, and started vaccinating eligible UNT students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

To help with national vaccination efforts, UNT joined the White House and U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. In July 2021, UNT launched a vaccine incentive program for students, faculty, and staff. That program ended in early September 2021.

Starting May 16, 2022, the SHWC returned to pre-COVID-19 operations. This means the SHWC will only serve students and will no longer offer COVID testing, vaccines, or boosters for faculty and staff. Students can call (940) 565-2333 to schedule an appointment for a COVID vaccination or booster. UNT faculty and staff, and UNT System employees will need to talk to their primary care provider or local pharmacy for COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters.

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments (First and Second Doses)

The SHWC offers COVID-19 vaccine appointments on a limited basis for UNT students. Starting March 29, 2022, first and second doses of the COVID-19 monovalent vaccine will be by appointment only at the SHWC Clinic on the second floor of Chestnut Hall. This change is to minimize the waste of the COVID vaccine. Vaccine availability will be determined by the vaccine allocated by the State of Texas. UNT students who received their first dose of the COVID vaccine elsewhere can receive their second dose from the SHWC but will need to provide proof of their first vaccination, including the date of initial vaccination and the manufacturer of the vaccine they received.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced COVID-19 vaccine booster shot recommendations for certain populations who received a COVID vaccine series.

  • CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series monovalent doses and boosters for their age group:
    • People ages 12 years and older are recommended to receive one updated Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster.
      • This includes people who have received all primary series doses and people who have previously received one or more original (monovalent) boosters.
      • At this time, people aged 12 years to 17 years can only receive the updated Pfizer bivalent booster.
  • Individuals 12 years and older who were vaccinated outside of the United States, can get a booster 5 months after completing one of the following criteria
    • all recommended doses of the World Health Organization emergency use listing (WHO-EUL) COVID-19 vaccine not approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) OR
    • mix and match series composed of any combination of FDA-approved, FDA-authorized, or WHO-EUL COVID-19 vaccines

The SHWC is currently paused on all COVID vaccine booster doses until we receive our bivalent allocation from the State of Texas. 

Things To Bring To Your Vaccination Appointment

1.    Government-issued photo ID
2.    Insurance Card (if you have medical insurance)
3.    COVID vaccination card showing doses already received (at Health Center or elsewhere)

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