COVID-19 Vaccines, Bivalent Boosters Available to All UA Students, Faculty and Staff

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

Students: The UA Student Health Center and Pharmacy is offering Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 bivalent boosters with protection against omicron variants. Students can schedule an appointment through the SHC patient portal or by calling 205-348-2778. Appointments are available during regular SHC operating hours (Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Patients eligible to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 bivalent booster must:

  • Have completed the primary COVID-19 vaccine series at least two months ago.
  • Wait at least two months after receiving the original (monovalent) COVID-19 booster series. [Note: you can receive the COVID-19 bivalent booster even if you haven’t received the original (monovalent) booster series.]
  • Have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months.

The Student Health Center and Pharmacy  offers the primary COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine series and booster shot for UA students by appointment only. Visit Student Health Center and Pharmacy or call 205-348-6262 to schedule an appointment. If age 18 or older and at least six months out from your two-dose Pfizer series, you are eligible to receive a booster shot. Students under age 19 must provide a signed consent form from a parent or legal guardian to receive a vaccine and a booster shot and will receive the form when scheduling their appointment. Students interested in a COVID-19 Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine or booster will need to call 205-348-1471 and schedule an appointment at University Medical Center.


Faculty and Staff:  University Medical Center in Tuscaloosa is offering Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 bivalent boosters with protection against omicron variants. Call 205-348-1471 to schedule an appointment and leave your name, date of birth and a way for UMC to contact you.

Pfizer’s bivalent booster is authorized for patients 12 years of age and older, while Moderna’s authorization is for patients ages 18 and older.

Patients eligible to receive the bivalent boosters must:

  • Be 12 years of age and older.
  • Have completed the primary COVID-19 vaccine series at least two months ago.
  • Wait at least two months after receiving the original (monovalent) COVID-19 booster series. [Note: you can receive the COVID-19 bivalent booster even if you haven’t received the original (monovalent) booster series.]
  • Have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months.

Pediatric information:

  • Patients ages 5 to 11 who received the Pfizer COVID-19 primary vaccine series are recommended to get the Pfizer original (monovalent) booster.

University Medical Center offers primary COVID-19 Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and first and second booster shots for UA faculty and staff by appointment only. If 18 years or older and at least six months out from your two-dose Pfizer or Moderna series, or two months out from your single Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are eligible to receive a first booster shot. Visit University Medical Center or call 205-348-1471 to schedule an appointment, and leave your name, date of birth and a way for UMC to contact you. Your phone call will be returned promptly. Follow these instructions and vaccine preparation tips.