COVID-19 Vaccination

About USI’s Vaccination Clinic at the University Health Center

The USI Vaccination Clinic, a service of the Indiana State Department of Health, is a public vaccination site for the FDA-approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations are available to all, regardless of international status or state of residence. 

If you are not a USI student or employee, please visit our general public site for more information.

Incoming students may take advantage of getting their 1st dose or 2nd dose of Pfizer during summer open house dates.

Vaccinations are administered in the University Health Center, located in lower level of the Health Professions Center, room HP0091.

To make an appointment, use the State of Indiana vaccine appointment portal and select USI as the location.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

For questions, call: 812-465-1250

Fall 2021 Vaccine Clinic Dates

Vaccination appointments are currently available for reservation in 10-minute increments from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Vaccine appointments are offered every Tuesday and Thursday that the University is open through Tuesday, December 21.

Q & A with the USI Biology Department

Now that the Covid vaccine is available to the entire USI campus community we've been getting a lot of questions about how safe the vaccine is. Our very own Dr. Becky Sparks-Thissen is a Virologist and Immunologist, and she has answered some of the most common questions we've been getting. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine information on the Biology website

 


What do I need to bring to my appointment?

  • Your Vaccination Card if returning for a second dose
  • Your USI photo ID, valid drivers license or other photo ID
  • It is a good idea to eat and drink something before your appointment.

Where do I go for my appointment?

click to view mapThe USI Vaccination Clinic is in the University Health Center, located on the lower level of the Health Professions Center, room HP0091.

What brand of COVID vaccine will I receive?

The Vaccination Clinic is currently vaccinating patients with the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine. This vaccine requires two doses to be fully vaccinated. More information about the Pfizer vaccine at cdc.gov.

How much will the COVID vaccine cost?

COVID vaccine doses administered by the USI Vaccination Clinic will be administered at no cost. Insurance information is not required.

What if I can't get my second shot at USI?

The CDC, in conjunction with Boston Children’s Hospital has launched a Vaccine Finder website database that allows users to search for vaccine availability near their current location. If you received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, you should search for a location offering the Pfizer vaccine for your second dose.

Vaccine Finder 

Note: Vaccine availability is subject to state guidelines, availability and most locations require appointments.

What if I experience signs and symptoms after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

Some people report mild flu-like symptoms after receiving the vaccine; many have reported minimal reactions after the first dose, but a slightly stronger reaction after the second. If you experience side-effects, work with your supervisor to arrange any needed time off. If you experience side effects beyond 48 hours after receiving the vaccine, you should complete a USI Self Report Form.

More about the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine and side effects.

Where can I get more information about COVID vaccines?

More information can be found on the cdc.gov COVID vaccine web page.

Myths and Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccination Appointment Scheduling by state:

Indiana  - Age 12 and older can schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Proof of residency is no longer required in Indiana. Minors must have adult consent.

Kentucky

Illinois

VaccineFinder

The CDC, in conjunction with Boston Children’s Hospital has launched a website database that allows users to search for vaccine availability near their current location vaccinefinder.org/search/

Note: Vaccine availability is subject to state guidelines, availability and most locations require appointments.

Vaccine Safety

What you need to know

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
  • Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.
  • CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible.

More information on the CDC’s Safety of Covid-19 Vaccines page.

Side Effects

Vaccines have been reported to have some side effects, which are normal and not a cause for concern. However, if you are experiencing side effects or COVID-like symptoms beyond 48 from receiving a vaccine, you should self-report.

Insurance Coverage

USI Employees - The University will continue to waive the members' cost share, including copays, coinsurance and deductibles, for diagnostic testing related to COVID-19 for those employees covered on the USI Anthem Health Insurance Plan through the duration of the public health emergency related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services.

USI Students - COVID vaccine doses administered by the USI Vaccination Clinic at the University Health Center will be administered at no cost. Insurance information is not required.

Getting the Vaccine

There are now several vaccine options becoming available to the public based on state guidelines for dispersal. Vaccines may differ in the number of required doses, length of time between doses and period of time prior to effectiveness. Be sure to follow guidance from the vaccine provider to get the maximum benefits from the vaccine.

After Receiving the Vaccine

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering indoors or outdoors on campus. However, those who may be uncomfortable in a group environment where some or many may be unvaccinated, are encouraged to continue wearing a face covering. Students and employees should also still self-report any exposure to as well as any side effects/symptoms experienced 48 hours after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

SELF REPORT FORM