Vaccines Now Available to UA Students at SHC

Beginning Monday, April 19, the Student Health Center will offer the Pfizer vaccine to all UA students (over age 16) who are able to receive both doses on campus. Students can now schedule a first dose appointment online through the SHC patient portal.

Appointments will be scheduled during regular SHC operating hours and will depend on vaccine supply and student demand. Timing between first and second dose appointments is 21 days, and second dose appointments will be scheduled during the first appointment. Those who will not be in Tuscaloosa for the second dose are encouraged to seek access to a vaccine in their expected locale.

All students are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated wherever it’s available, whether through the SHC or a variety of other sources. VaccineFinder.org provides distribution locations anywhere in the country. To help plan for vaccine supply, students are asked to report vaccinations received at an external location through UA’s healthinfo vaccine website.

While insurance information is requested when scheduling, the vaccine will be provided to everyone at no out-of-pocket expense, including those without insurance coverage. Tips on preparing for the vaccine appointment and details about the vaccines are available on the healthinfo vaccine website.

For more information about student vaccine access, contact the SHC at immunizations@ua.edu or 205-348-6262.