GS now offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The newly-FDA-approved vaccine has made its way to campus

Justin Hall, Correspondent

Georgia Southern now offers the Pfizer vaccine on its campuses, with availability starting this week.

For Statesboro, vaccines will be available Monday through Friday at the Health Services. On the Armstrong campus starting next week, Pfizer will be available on Wednesdays at the Health Professions Academic Building. 

The Pfizer vaccine was the first and only vaccine to get the full FDA stamp of approval last month.

To schedule an appointment, everyone must go to the MyGSPortal and click on the form entitled “COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling” which is located under the heading of “COVID-19 Information and Resources.” 

In addition to the regular vaccine availability this week, there will be a pop-up clinic on Wednesday around lunchtime in the Russell Union.

Since GS began offering vaccines, on the Statesboro campus they’ve given 4,346 people at least one dose of the vaccine and have fully vaccinated 3,495, according to an open records request obtained by the George-Anne.

In addition, faculty, staff and students who are among the first to receive the Pfizer shot will receive $50 EagleXpress credit. GS is giving everyone that gets vaccinated before September 30 this reward.

Plus, there will also be a weekly drawing valued at $500 and two grand prize drawings at the end of September which will be valued at $2,500 and $5,000 for any faculty, staff or student who has been fully vaccinated, regardless of previous vaccination location or time.

To enter the drawing visit your MyGS page and find “COVID-19 Vaccine Drawing”. There’s no need to enter more than once.