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.
Health Services Provides COVID-19 Resource Updates
Georgia Southern University Health Services is excited to continue supporting the health of our students, faculty, and staff. The following resources are available to our campus communities.
On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Options
- COVID-19 Testing Kiosks
- Free walk-up testing remains available at our 24/7 PCR testing kiosks. Kiosks are located in central areas on each of our campuses, including at the Armstrong Campus Student Union, the Statesboro Campus University Bookstore, and the Liberty Campus Memorial Drive entrance.
- In-House Rapid Testing
- Symptomatic students may schedule an appointment with their Health Services provider for evaluation and in-house rapid testing on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Appointments can be scheduled online through the patient portal, Eagle OSH.
- At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits
- At-home testing kits are available in the Health Services Pharmacy on the Statesboro campus. These tests are a convenient and affordable options for students, faculty, and staff, with most insurance plans covering the full cost of the tests (up to 8 tests per person per month).
On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccination
- COVID-19 vaccination is currently offered through the Health Services Pharmacy. No appointment required – just walk-in!
- Pharmacy Immunization Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00AM-11:30AM and 1:00PM-4:00PM.
- Starting 11 January 2023, COVID-19 vaccination will be offered in Health Services (located in the Student Services Annex) on Wednesdays.
- Appointments can be scheduled online through the patient portal, Eagle OSH.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Pharmacy Updates
COVID-19 vaccines, including the new bivalent booster, are now available in the Health Services Pharmacy on the Statesboro campus. No appointment required – just walk-in! Don’t forget to bring your COVID-19 immunization card with you!
The Pharmacy will expand Health Service’s current Statesboro offerings to include COVID-19 vaccine administration to GSU-affiliated household members aged 18 years and older.
Pharmacy Immunization Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00AM-11:30AM and 1:00PM-4:00PM.
COVID-19 Vaccinations on the Armstrong Campus will continue to be offered on Wednesdays by appointment only.
At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits are now available in the Health Services Pharmacy on the Statesboro campus for added convenience. These tests are a convenient and affordable option for students, faculty, and staff, with most insurances covering the full cost of the tests (up to 8 tests per person per month).