Pre-Register to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Can SU students receive the COVID-19 vaccine on campus?
As more people in our university community become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Shenandoah is pleased to offer a pre-registration system to fill future appointments at the mass-vaccination site on campus. We anticipate being able to offer vaccinations to students and need all who are interested (in becoming fully vaccinated before the end of the semester) to pre-register with SU. Complete this pre-registration form if you are a student interested in receiving the vaccine at SU. As appointments become available at the SU clinic, those on the pre-registration list will be emailed an invitation link.
How do I learn more about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia?
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up at vax.preregister.virginia.gov or call (877) VAX-IN-VA or (877) 829-4682 to receive updates about their status, vaccination appointments, and other important public health information from the Virginia Department of Health or a partner organization. See more at vaccinate.virginia.gov.
When can I get my vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment for those who are eligible. If you aren’t sure which phase/category you fall into, find out on the Virginia Department of Health’s website.
Who is currently eligible to get a vaccine at Shenandoah?
The James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center at Shenandoah is serving as a COVID-19 mass-vaccination site in the Winchester/Frederick County area in collaboration with Valley Health and the Lord Fairfax Health District. The Virginia Department of Health has authorized the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to populations in phase 1a, 1b, 1c and 2. Please check Valley Health’s website for the most current information.
Individuals should consult their physicians regarding their personal health and care plan.
Do I have to register or can I walk in to get vaccinated at Shenandoah?
Appointments are required to receive the vaccine.
Will same-day appointments be available at Shenandoah?
There is a possibility that time slots will be available for the same day in which you register. You will be able to see these available time slots when registering.
If I walk in, is there a chance I won’t be able to get vaccinated?
Supplies and availability of the vaccine are limited. We urge anyone who wants a vaccine to make an appointment to ensure that you can receive your vaccine.
Which vaccine will I be receiving?
Supply varies but the vaccine distribution at Shenandoah University will include the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, which both require two doses, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
What side effects can I expect?
A complete list of safety, efficacy, and side-effect information can be found at cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19.
What if I experience immediate side effects and need emergency care?
While allergic reactions and severe side effects are very rare, EMS officials will be on site in case of a medical emergency at the vaccine distribution site.
Who will be administering the vaccine at Shenandoah?
COVID-19 vaccination efforts are a partnership between the Virginia Department of Health, Valley Health and Shenandoah University. Licensed clinical professionals from each organization will be administering vaccines and working as health observers. Volunteers from Shenandoah and the community will be assisting with registration and clerical work.
How long will the vaccination process take?
We know your time is important to you and want to minimize wait times as much as possible. Please prepare to be at the vaccination site for about an hour. All people who receive the vaccine will need to wait at the site for at least 15 minutes for observation by medical personnel.
Where do I park on campus?
Please park at the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center at 1188 Ralph Shockey Drive.
I have mobility issues. Will there be someone to assist me?
Wheelchairs are available to those who need them upon entrance to the facility.
What entrance should I use to enter the building?
Please use the entrance near the main parking lot. There will be another door for exiting the building.
Will there be signs that tell me where to go?
Yes, signs appear in several locations around the building.
Is the events center large enough to accommodate necessary social distancing?
Yes, the 77,000-square-foot space offers a lot of space for social distancing.
What other activities might be taking place when I get vaccinated?
Shenandoah may be conducting its asymptomatic surveillance testing for employees and students on the opposite side of the facility. Athletic teams may be practicing during the time of your vaccination. All student-athletes and coaches will be masked.