In a campus update sent through email on Oct. 27, WCU Health Services announced that they are now providing booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Eligibility for the boosters are as followed:
Johnson and Johnson:
Recipients of the J&J booster must be 18-years-old or older and must have received the first J&J dose at least two months prior. Individuals who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines must wait 6 months to receive a J&J booster shot.
Pfizer or Moderna:
Recipients of the Pfizer or Moderna booster shots must have received their first series of shots at least 6 months before receiving a booster shot.
- Are 65 years or older
- Are 18 years or older and are a resident of a long-term care facility
- Are 50-64, and self-attest to having an underlying medical condition
- Are aged 18-49 and self-attest to having an underlying medical condition that puts them at high risk
- Are ages 18-49, and self-attest to having occupational exposure to COVID-19, and have considered their individual risks and benefits. Examples include essential frontline workers, school employees, healthcare employees, restaurant employees, etc.
Recipients now have the choice of all three brands of COVID-19 boosters.
All recipients are required to attest that they meet the eligibility requirements listed above.
WCU Health Services is also continuing to provide surveillance COVID-19 at no fee for students/faculty/staff that wish to be cautious.
If you have any questions in regards to the WCU Vaccine Clinic or COVID-19 testing, please call 828-227-7640 or click here.
All vaccines and vaccine boosters will be administered at Madison Hall on WCU’s campus.