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Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Last update: September 14, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Numbers

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability at MHC

Mississippi State Department of Health Guidelines

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program

Fight COVID: Get Your Shot Incentive Program

Click to Submit Your Vaccine Card

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Numbers

COVID Vaccines Administered Through Moffitt Health Center in 2021

Fall 2021 (beginning August 8)

  • Total First Doses Given: 291
  • Total Second Doses Given: 254
  • Total Booster Doses: 2

COVID Vaccinces Administered at MHC in Fall of 2021

Summer 2021 (May 9 - August 7)

  • Total First Doses Given: 338
  • Total Second Doses Given: 250

COVID Vaccinces Administered at MHC in Summer of 2021

Spring 2021 (March 15 - May 7)

  • Total First Doses Given: 1,633
  • Total Second Doses Given: 1,541

COVID Vaccines Administered at Moffitt Health Center in Spring 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability at MHC

At this time, Moffitt Health Center is currently able to provide the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to all USM employees, students, and dependents who meet the Mississippi Department of Health’s current eligibility criteria.

Things to Consider Prior to Vaccination

Do NOT schedule a vaccine appointment if: 

      • You are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19. 
      • You have had a close contact exposure (CCE) within the last 14 days. 
      • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
      • You have received another vaccine within the last 14 days. 
      • You received passive antibody therapy in the last 90 days. 
      • You have a history of a severe allergic reaction to any vaccine or medication. 
      • You have a history of dermal fillers. 
      • You have received a COVID-19 vaccine at another location.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is available for those age 12 and older

Do NOT get this vaccine if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine or if you had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a 2 shot series, meaning you will receive 2 doses

Doses are given 3 weeks (21 days) apart. Both doses are required to complete the series and for maximum protection. 

Vaccine efficacy of 95% after 2 doses.

On the Day of Your Scheduled Vaccine

    • Self-monitor for any potential COVID symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call ahead of time to cancel your appointment. 
    • Wear a shirt that will allow easy access to your upper arm. Your shot will be injected into your bicep. 
    • Be prepared to wait a minimum of 15 minutes after you receive your vaccine. 

Scheduling an Appointment

Appointments MUST be made in advance.

Employees and Students: 1st dose appointments can be made via Moffitt Health Center's online health portal or via phone at 601.266.5390. 2nd dose appointments must be made via phone call. 

USM Affiliate Employees: 1st and 2nd dose appointments must be made via phone call. 

    • Hattiesburg Location: 601.266.5390

MHC Online Health Portal Step by Step

    1. Sign in with W# and SOAR password
    2. Click the link to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment
    3. Select Location - <Hattiesburg COVID-19 vaccine>
    4. Choose your Date
    5. Choose your Reason For Visit - <COVID-19 Vaccine 1st shot>
    6.  Search
    7. Select your preferred time (if no times are available please search another day)
    8. Choose COVID-19 nurse as the provider
    9. Confirm

You'll then receive a confirmation notification with directions.

Further Updates

As things develop and change in regard to vaccine access at our clinic, we will be sure to share updates with the campus community. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and others protected and well during this time!

Mississippi State Department of Health Guidelines

Who Is Currently Eligible for Vaccination in Mississippi

Note: COVID-19 vaccinations are provided to Mississippi residents only, or to out-of-state residents who work in Mississippi.

Mississippians ages 12 and older are eligible for vaccination.

  • Persons aged 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine, and those 18 and over can receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
  • Pregnant women, lactating women and those who are immunocompromised may take the vaccine; however, consultation with your healthcare provider is recommended.
  • You can be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID-19 if you wait until your isolation period is over and your symptoms have significantly improved.

NOTE: If you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications, please consult with your doctor or a private medical provider about vaccination, rather than visiting an MSDH drive-through site.

Additional Resources from the Mississippi State Department of Health 

More information regarding vaccination is available on the Mississippi State Department of Health website. 

MSDH - Vaccination Against COVID-19

MSDH - Appointment Scheduling for Drive-thru Locations

COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Screening - Additional first dose appointments are now available. Use this link to view available site locations and make your vaccine appointment. 

Vaccine Finder - Find Vaccines Available Near You

MSDH COVID-19 Hotline

Hours 

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Wednesday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 

*Pharmacy opens at 9 a.m. Monday - Friday*

Semester Breaks and Summer

Clinic and Pharmacy
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - Noon, 1 p.m - 4 p.m.

Contact Us

Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center
Scott Hall
118 College Drive Box #5066
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
clinicadminFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.5390

Fax
601.266.4205