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Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Numbers

Total First Doses Given: 1,602

Total Second Doses Given: 1,503

1st doses: 1004

1st doses: 130

1st doses: 353

2nd doses: 992

1st doses: 66

2nd doses: 154

2nd doses: 343

1st doses: 49

2nd doses: 14

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 and students 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 16 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
    • GCRL Location: 228.214.3300
Hattiesburg Campus
Location: Moffitt Health Center
*Tuesdays and Thursdays Starting April 27th* 

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 - <Either Coast COVID-19 vaccine or Hattiesburg COVID-19 vaccine>
    4. Choose your Date - (please note, vaccines are not available every day of the week currently)
    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.

  • Teachers, staff and employees in K-12, preschool or childcare settings
  • First responders: Law enforcement, public safety, fire services and emergency management officials
  • Adults aged 50 and older. Adults in this age group can be vaccinated at any of our drive-through locations below, or at some private healthcare providers. See below for appointment information.
  • Anyone 16 to 49 years old with a chronic health condition that may put them at higher risk from COVID-19. (18 or older at our drive-through sites.) 
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but less than 40 kg/m2)
    • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2 or higher)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Smoking
    • Diabetes
    • Or other medical conditions as determined by your medical provider
    Note: Your physician or medical provider may advise that you be vaccinated even if you do not have a health condition listed above.
  • Long-term care facility residents and staff.
  • Healthcare personnel and EMT/paramedics, paid or unpaid, in any setting where they may be exposed directly or indirectly to COVID-19 patients or COVID-19 infectious materials.

Healthcare workers include nurses, physicians, emergency medical services, technicians, pharmacists, dietary and food staff, environmental services staff and others.

Healthcare settings include acute care facilities, long-term acute care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care, mobile clinics, outpatient facilities such as physicians' offices and others.

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

Schedule 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. 

List of Local Vaccination Providers by County 

Vaccine Finder - Find Vaccines Available Near You

MSDH COVID-19 Hotline


Fall and Spring Semesters

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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