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2023/2024 Flu Shots Now Available

Health Services is excited to announce that flu shots are now available on campus in the Statesboro and Armstrong Health Clinics!

Statesboro Campus

Flu shots are currently offered through the Health Services Pharmacy. No appointment is required – just walk-in!

Pharmacy Immunization Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00AM-11:30AM and 1:00PM-4:00PM.

Click here for Statesboro Clinic location information.

Armstrong Campus

Students may schedule a vaccination appointment through Health Services’ Eagle Online Student Health Patient Portal. Once you are in the new patient portal, click on “Appts” to schedule your vaccination appointment.

Click here for Armstrong Clinic location information.

Fall Flu Shot Clinics

Join us for one of our on-campus events this Fall!

Armstrong Flu Clinic
Friday, September 22, 1:00-4:00PM
Armstrong Health Clinic
(Student Services Annex, Compass Point)

Statesboro Flu Clinic
Wednesday, October 18, 1:00-4:00PM
Statesboro Health Clinic
(984 Plant Drive)

No appointment necessary. Please bring a front-and-back copy of your insurance card or $25 (cash or check). These clinics are open to all Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff.

Director’s Welcome Letter – Fall 2023

Dear New Students of Georgia Southern University,

Welcome to our vibrant and diverse campus community! On behalf of Georgia Southern University Health Services, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you. We are excited to have you join our Eagle family and are committed to supporting your health and well-being throughout your college years.

At Georgia Southern, we understand that your health is integral to your academic success and overall college experience. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is here to provide comprehensive, student-centered care tailored to meet your unique needs.

Located conveniently on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses, Georgia Southern University Health Services offers a wide range of healthcare services. From routine check-ups, immunizations, and preventive care to mental health, sexual health, and physical therapy, we are here to address your medical needs with expertise and compassion.

Our team of healthcare providers and support staff are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment where you can feel comfortable seeking care. We value your privacy and confidentiality and adhere to strict professional standards and legal guidelines to protect your personal health information.

Georgia Southern University Health Services also collaborates with other campus departments and student organizations to promote a culture of well-being and support. We work closely with the Counseling Center, Campus Recreation and Intramurals, and Student Wellness and Health Promotion to provide comprehensive care that addresses the diverse needs of our student population.

As you embark on this exciting chapter of your life, remember that your health and well-being are our top priorities. We are here to support you, advocate for your well-being, and ensure that you have the resources and services you need to thrive as a knowledgeable healthcare consumer.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or healthcare needs. We are here for you, and we are honored to be a part of your journey at Georgia Southern University.

Once again, welcome to Georgia Southern University. We look forward to serving you and being your partner in health and wellness.

Go Eagles!

Emily Rogers
Director of Health Services

Armstrong Clinic – Summer Hours

The Health Services Armstrong Clinic will be closed Monday, May 29 through Wednesday, August 2. The clinic will reopen on Thursday, August 3. During this time, Armstrong campus students may schedule a telehealth or in-person appointment with the Statesboro Clinic. In case of emergency, dial 911 or 9-911 from a campus phone.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Every year during the month of May, healthcare providers across the United States join the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Together, we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support the millions of people in the U.S. affected by mental illness.

For additional information or to get involved, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ website.

Did you know that Georgia Southern offers great resources to students? Click here for additional information about our Psychiatry Clinic or the Counseling Center.

CDC simplifies COVID-19 vaccine recommendations

CDC simplifies COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, allows older adults and immunocompromised adults to get second dose of the updated vaccine

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Following FDA regulatory action, CDC has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at higher risk who want the option of added protection from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met today to discuss these COVID-19 vaccine recommendation changes, and the associated implications and implementation. Although there was no vote at this meeting, ACIP members expressed their support for these recommendations.

These changes include:

  • CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 years and older receive an updated (bivalent) mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they previously completed their (monovalent) primary series.
    • Individuals ages 6 years and older who have already received an updated mRNA vaccine do not need to take any action unless they are 65 years or older or immunocompromised.
    • Monovalent (original) mRNA COVID-19 vaccines will no longer be recommended for use in the United States.
  • CDC’s new recommendations allow an additional updated (bivalent) vaccine dose for adults ages 65 years and older and additional doses for people who are immunocompromised. This allows more flexibility for healthcare providers to administer additional doses to immunocompromised patients as needed.
  • For young children, multiple doses continue to be recommended and will vary by age, vaccine, and which vaccines were previously received.

CDC and ACIP will continue to monitor COVID-19 disease levels and vaccine effectiveness in the months ahead and look forward to additional discussion around potential updates this fall.