Cats Get Vaxed Learn how to get the COVID-19 vaccine at UK
Protect. Respect. Get vaccinated.
While the COVID-19 vaccine is not required at this time, we strongly encourage all members of our community to get vaccinated.
Currently, students have the option of getting the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine at two locations:
- Gatton Student Center in the Blue Box Theater, Tues.-Sun. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Walk-ups are welcome but appointments are preferred.
- Kroger Field, Tues. – Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Appointment required.
Frequently Asked Questions for Students
Where do I sign up to request the vaccine?
How do I sign up for my booster once I receive my first dose?
A few days before your booster is due, you will receive an invitation to schedule an appointment at the same email you signed up with. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folders.
If you do not receive an invitation a few days before your booster is due, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-218-0111.
If I've already received a vaccine outside of UK and UK HealthCare, what additional steps should I take?
If you received a vaccine at another provider not through UK or UK HealthCare, please upload your documentation here.
If I am a student but my permanent residence is outside of Kentucky, am I still eligible to receive the vaccine?
Yes. Anyone who works or studies in Kentucky is eligible to receive the vaccine at our Kroger Field Clinic.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Students are required to bring their student ID to their vaccine appointment.
Is it really my turn to receive the vaccine? I didn't think I was eligible yet.
Gov. Beshear announced on March 18 that on April 12, everyone 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Can I get my first shot here, but my booster shot somewhere else?
No. In order to keep the vaccine supply consistent, the CDC asks that you get your booster shot at the same place where you received your first shot.
What should I expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
After getting vaccinated, you might have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. Common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where you received the shot, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea throughout the rest of the body. These side effects could affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Can individuals under the age of 18 receive the vaccine?
The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in people 16 and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). However, anyone younger than 18 who receives a vaccination appointment must come to the Kroger Field clinic with a parent or legal guardian.