COVID-19 Vaccines

The information on this page is updated as new information is available, and as federal, state and local public health guidance changes. For the latest information, please check back regularly. Last updated: October 17, 2022.


The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and the single most effective tool we have against the virus and variants. Free COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, and CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. Protect yourself and your loved ones — don’t wait to vaccinate!

All students, faculty and staff should get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster

Any student, faculty or staff member who gets a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at Student Health Service will receive a $50 Amazon gift card while supplies last. Same day appointments are available.

App State strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated and boosted; however, as a state government entity, the university cannot require vaccines for employees or students.

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Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster?

There is no charge for the vaccine. Please remember to wear short sleeves or clothing with easy access to your upper arm.

COVID-19 additional doses and booster shots

CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group.

Read more: NCDHHS’ COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters page

  • Contact Student Health Service at 828-262-3100.
  • Contact AppHealthCare or your local health department.

Get your COVID-19 vaccination record

After vaccination, you will receive a vaccination card. Keep this card in a secure location. To help prevent identity theft, do not share images of it on social media.

If you lose your vaccination card or need a digital copy:

  • Visit NCDHHS’ Your COVID-19 Vaccine Information page to view, download or print your vaccine record if you were vaccinated by a North Carolina provider and provided your email address and/or to see options for other providers.

Additional Information and Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)