Auburn University at Montgomery will offer Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations for community members 12-and-older.
Vaccinations available Friday, May 21, at the AUM Wellness Center.
The vaccinations are free, and no insurance is required. Online appointments are required, with openings offered between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Follow-up appointments for the two-shot Pfizer vaccine will be Friday, June 11.
AUM has provided vaccinations to more than 4,000 students, employees, and community members. Other than temporary and expected side effects (arm soreness, fatigue, low fever), there have been no adverse reactions reported.
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Understand the facts about the Pfizer vaccine you are receiving.
V-Safe is your way to report any side effects you may have through a convenient app.
It is recommended that everyone get a vaccine which has been proven safe and effective. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older.
Currently, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has extended vaccines to those 16 years and older, and those with two or more defined comorbidities.
The vaccine is administered by intramuscular injection. Individuals receive two doses at 21-day intervals.
According to clinical trial results, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to be 95 percent effective at preventing COVID-19.
The active ingredient is messenger RNA that carries instructions for making the virus’s spike protein. The human body recognizes the spike protein, and the immune system works to develop protection from infection. The mRNA does not contain the COVID-19 virus and it does not enter or alter the body’s DNA.
No, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine does not contain the COVID-19 virus and cannot cause you to develop COVID-19.
Side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine include:
Side effects typically resolve within 24 hours.
There is a remote chance that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. For this reason, your vaccination provider may ask you to stay at the place where you received your vaccine for monitoring after vaccination.
Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:
Yes, due to the fact that reinfection with COVID-19 is possible, you should be vaccinated even if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have recovered.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends waiting 90 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine if you were treated for COVID-19 symptoms with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma.
The CDC recommends that you wait at least 14 days before getting any other vaccine, if you get the COVID-19 vaccine first. If you get another vaccine, then you should wait at least 14 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Yes, until more information is available, the CDC recommends that individuals who have received both doses of the COVID-19 continue to wear a mask and observe social distancing.
There is not enough data available yet to know how long the vaccine will protect recipients from COVID-19.
No, the vaccine will not cause you to test positive on a viral test, which are used to test for active infection.
We are pleased to announce the new Auburn University COVID-19 Vaccine Policy. In accordance with public health recommendations and Auburn University’s goal of providing and maintaining a safe workplace, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of the campus community and the community at large from COVID-19. Auburn University employees are encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
In support of this policy, employees are eligible for one hour of paid leave to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If more than one dose is required for vaccine efficacy, employees are eligible for one hour of paid leave for each vaccine dose.
If you need to schedule a vaccine during work hours, employees need to seek approval from their supervisors to take leave and notify their timekeepers who can enter the Regular Non-Work Hours (RNW) timekeeping code into Kronos for that hour.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the AUM Office of Human Resources at email@example.com or 334-244-3641.
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