Vaccine Information

NGU Vaccine Guidance

Since our campus community may have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, we are pleased to provide the following. As new information is available, we will do our best to provide updates.

At this time, the University does not require students to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. According to SCDHEC, students are not included in Phase 1B as outlined. People aged 16-54 with certain underlying health conditions will be allowed to take the vaccine as a part of Phase 1B beginning Monday, March 8, 2021. Vaccinations for all aged 16 and older will be available beginning March 31, 2021.

It is the student’s responsibility to schedule an appointment and treat it as any other medical appointment. Class absences will not be excused if receiving the COVID-19 vaccine during class time.

All campus community members who have had the vaccine are asked to continue adhering to NGU COVID-19 protocols, including the use of face coverings, social distancing, hand hygiene, and completing the COVID-19 reporting form when appropriate.

For information related to vaccination safety and efficacy, please review the CDC FAQs page.

At this time, the University does not require any community member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, faculty and staff now have the option to receive it through Phase 1B to begin Monday, March 8, 2021.

It is the employee’s responsibility to schedule an appointment and treat it as any other medical appointment. If the vaccination is scheduled during normal work hours, personal vacation or sick hours may be used.

All campus community members who have had the vaccine are asked to continue adhering to NGU COVID19 protocols, including the use of face coverings, social distancing, hand hygiene, and completing the COVID-19 reporting form when appropriate.

For information related to vaccination safety and efficacy, please review the CDC FAQs page.

Currently, vaccine distribution in South Carolina is occurring in a phased approach. An overview of the anticipated categories and time for each phase is available on the SCDHEC website. Please note that this approach is subject to change for many reasons, such as a change in federal and state guidance, so the community is advised to visit the SCDHEC site regularly. (Members of the NGU community living in other states should refer to their local/state health departments for updates.)

Phase 1B will begin distribution on Monday, March 8, 2021. Vaccinations for all aged 16 and older will be available beginning March 31, 2021. It is the sole responsibility of the individual to schedule a vaccine appointment. Individuals making appointments will need to present credentials to verify they qualify to receive the vaccine, including providing proof of employment and/or residence (e.g., NGU ID) Many of the Walgreens, CVS, and grocery store pharmacies are now scheduling 1B vaccines. Employees will need to create an online account with the particular pharmacy before scheduling.

South Carolinians can now use the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment System to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are given by appointment only to prevent long lines and illness. Using the system, you can make an appointment quickly and easily at a location that’s near you. Once you have made an appointment, please make every effort to keep it. If you’re unable to complete the scheduling process for any reason or have problems canceling an appointment, call the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110 for assistance.

For more information, go to COVID-19 Vaccine, or for additional questions, please contact NGU Clinic Coordinator and Campus Nurse Helen Neely at the NGU Clinic.

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