COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol
North Greenville University does not require proof of vaccination for faculty, staff, students, or guests. We encourage all members of the NGU community to consult their physicians or other healthcare advisors when making decisions about the available COVID-19 vaccines.*
Third-party organizations may require vaccination for participation in activities (e.g., accrediting body, athletic conference, student teaching location, clinical site, local health department, etc.); in such cases, the participant bears responsibility for following the appropriate directives. The University will give its best effort to cooperate with the agency within the bounds of applicable laws and relevant institutional policies.
Am I required to get the vaccine?
At this time, North Greenville University does not require faculty, staff, or students to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
Will NGU provide the vaccine?
At this time, North Greenville University is not providing the vaccination on campus.
- Is the vaccine safe?
Can I opt out?
North Greenville University will verify employment for all employees when requested. Employees are not required to receive the vaccine.
Will NGU pay for the vaccine?
According to the CDC, vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. However, vaccination providers can charge an administration fee for administering the shot.
Vaccination providers can be reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or uninsured patients by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund. No one can be denied a vaccine if they are unable to pay the administration fee.
Is the vaccine required for residential students?
At this time, North Greenville University does not require any community member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
I have received my vaccine. Do I still need to participate in protocols?
Yes. All campus community members are asked to adhere to NGU COVID-19 protocols, including use of face coverings, social distancing, hand hygiene, and completing the COVID-19 reporting form when appropriate.
Will I be excused/allowed time off from work (not having to use personal vacation or sick hours) to get the vaccine?
No. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccination will be treated as any other medical appointment.
Will students be excused from class to receive the vaccine?
No. Class absences will not be excused for students receiving the vaccine during class time.