Vaccination Information

The Baylor University Health Center is offering COVID-19 booster shots, as well as first and second doses of all three COVID-19 vaccines, to eligible employees and students, as well as spouses and dependents of employees and students, at its campus vaccine clinic at the North Village Community Center (NVCC). In addition, the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available for dependent children ages 5-11 of employees and students.

Please see the important vaccination clinic information below about COVID and flu vaccinations, as well as how employees and students can access the form to report your vaccination or positive COVID test within the past 180 days (for exemption from testing) or religious exemption or medical accommodation and other important resources.

How to Make a Vaccination Appointment

For first, second or booster shots of the three available COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J), students, faculty and staff can make appointments for themselves online for a COVID-19 vaccination by logging in to the Health Portal on the Baylor Health Center website.

For appointments for dependents and spouses, faculty and staff must call the Baylor Health Center at 254-710-1010. Appointments for dependents and spouses cannot be made online. Although walk-in appointments are available, Health Center staff strongly recommends making an appointment ahead of time.

The NVCC vaccination clinic is offering the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to dependent children ages 5-11 of employees and students. Employees and students must call the Health Center at 254-710-1010 to make an appointment for their dependent children. Please see the dates and hours below for the NVCC vaccination clinic, including extended hours and special clinic dates for pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for dependent children ages 5-11.*

There is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Flu vaccines also are given at the NVCC but only are available to students, faculty and staff.** Appointments are highly encouraged.

Baylor Health Center Vaccine Clinic Availability at NVCC

Vaccination clinic hours are 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the North Village Community Center. NOTE: Please see the extended hours on Wednesday and Saturday to accommodate pediatric vaccination appointments.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

  • Pfizer first and second doses (ages 12 and up)
  • Pfizer boosters for eligible students, faculty and staff, as well as spouses and dependents of employees

Tuesday

  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen single-dose and booster (ages 18 and up)

Wednesday and Saturday

  • Pediatric Pfizer first and second doses (ages 5-11)
  • Appointments for dependent children of employees or students must be made by calling the Baylor Health Center at 254-710-1010. Appointments for dependents cannot be made online.

Extended hours for pediatric vaccinations Wednesday, Special Saturday Clinic

  • The NVCC clinic will extend its hours to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, to accommodate dependent children ages 5-11 for after-school appointments for the pediatric Pfizer vaccine. Call 254-710-1010 to make an appointment.
  • In addition, the Baylor Health Center will offer the pediatric Pfizer vaccine to dependent children ages 5-11 during a special Saturday clinic at the Health Center on the second floor of the McLane Student Life Center from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 20. Call 254-710-1010 to make an appointment.

*NOTE: If a child generally experiences anxiety around getting a vaccination, faculty and staff might consider getting the pediatric Pfizer vaccine in their pediatrician's office rather than a general clinic.

Friday

  • Moderna first and second doses and booster (ages 18 and up)

Monday-Friday

  • Flu shots for students, faculty and staff only are available until 3:55 p.m. each day at the North Village Community Center.
  • It is recommended that students and employees make an appointment through the Health Portal on the Baylor Health Center website. Flu shots are not available for dependents.
Form for Confirming Your Vaccination/Positive COVID Test w/in past 180 Days

Baylor is using a single HIPAA-protected form for confirming exemption from twice-weekly testing. This brief form allows students, faculty and staff to upload a photo of your completed vaccination card or a photo of your positive COVID-19 test within the past 180 days, or request religious exemption or medical accommodation. This information will be submitted to Health Services for exemption from weekly testing.

You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks (14 days) after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • To successfully access the form, you mustbe logged in to your Baylor-provided email account.
  • If you received your vaccination at the Baylor Health Center, you do not need to submit the form. The Health Center has your record.
  • If you received a vaccination off-campus and previously submitted the vaccination exemption form to Health Services, you do not need to resubmit this information. Health Services has your record.
Why should I get vaccinated?

The American College Health Association urges college students to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible and not to delay.

  • Protection from severe illness and hospitalization.
  • No more weekly testing.
  • No quarantine if exposed. (However, following CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals should get tested 3-5 days after exposure.)
  • More in-person events and traditions.
  • Travel without the need to self-quarantine (in the United States).
Vaccine Resources:
  • VaccineFinder: A free, online service that assists in finding locations where the COVID vaccine is available.
  • The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District also provides local vaccine information on itswebsite.
  • If you are a student or employee and need assistance finding a vaccine provider, call 254-710-2900 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or email at ehs@baylor.edu.
  • In providing information to locate a vaccine source, Baylor University is not acting as your health care provider.
  • For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including frequently asked questions, visit The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Note:

Updated Fall COVID-19 Protocols, regarding testing, face coverings, quarantine/isolation plans and vaccine availability.

In certain indoor settings, face coverings will now be required on a temporary basis. This includes:

  • the requirement that face coverings be worn by all students, faculty and staff in all classrooms and labs when used for academic instruction,
  • some indoor locations where appropriate social distancing may not be possible,
  • private faculty and staff offices when requested, and
  • other areas designated by posted signage.

Outside of these required areas for wearing a face covering, students, faculty and staff can choose to wear a face covering in other indoor or outdoor settings based on their individual health and safety needs.

We ask that you please keep a facemask with you at all times and respect others who might have personal or family health considerations.

Face coverings must be made of materials consistent with CDC guidelines, should be form fitting, and should completely cover the nose and mouth. Acceptable face coverings include cloth or disposable masks. Neck gaiters, bandanas, scarves, valve masks and plastic face shields are not considered acceptable face coverings.

Failure to comply with wearing face coverings within these specific settings will result in referral to the Student Conduct office or the respective faculty or staff disciplinary process.