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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • A Student Health Services employee in teal gloves extracts a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from a small vial using a syringe

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The university is an activated vaccine distribution site and has begun vaccinating eligible members of our community. COVID-19 vaccination distribution continues to evolve, and we are currently in Phase 2. The university is required to follow CDC and SCDHEC guidelines as vaccine becomes available to our community.

Vaccines on campus

Student Health Services (SHS) has been authorized to dispense the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to our campus. Those who are eligible to make an appointment can do so via MyHealthSpace.

Anyone aged 16 and up in South Carolina can also access the vaccine through community vaccination sites statewide, and we encourage you to visit the DHEC COVID vaccine website to make an appointment at a location near you. 

If you are out of state, you can visit the VaccineFinder to locate the nearest vaccination site and make an appointment.

While we can currently only administer the vaccine on our Columbia campus, appointments are available to all individuals 16 and up in the UofSC System. It is important to note that Student Health Services currently receives the Moderna and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which are NOT approved for those under age 18.


Spouses of faculty and staff may also make an appointment to be vaccinated if they are covered under the state health plan and meet eligibility requirements. Spouses must register with SHS by calling 803-777-3175 before scheduling an appointment.

Since early January, SHS has been working collaboratively with Prisma Health to process those on our campus who are eligible for vaccination. In addition to the on-campus vaccinations now occurring through SHS, Prisma Health has a vaccination site at Colonial Life Arena for any eligible person who has not yet been vaccinated. Prisma Health's site and the SHS clinic are accepting individuals by appointment only.


How to schedule a campus vaccine appointment

The available vaccine supply is currently restricted to university faculty, staff and students who are 16 years of age or older, by appointment only. Appointments can be made through MyHealthSpace by following these steps:

  1. Go to MyHealthSpace, select your university designation and log in using your university username and password. Then, input your birth date. 
  2. Select "Check in or Schedule an Appointment," then click "Schedule an Appointment."
  3. Select your university designation,  and then click "Continue."
  4. Select "Schedule a COVID 19 Vaccine," and then click "Continue."
  5. Select which vaccine you would like to have administered, and then click "Continue."
  6. Confirm your contact information by clicking "Continue," and then provide your electronic signature for the vaccine consent form.
  7. Search for and select the appointment time that works best for you and then click "Continue." Please note, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is administered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the Moderna vaccine is administered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 
  8. To finish the process, click "Confirm." 


How to upload your vaccination card to MyHealthSpace

Once you have been fully vaccinated – by receiving two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – you should upload your completed vaccination card in order to become exempt from required monthly testing.  Here's how to do it:

  1. Go to MyHealthSpace, select your university designation and log in using your university username and password. Then, input your birth date. 
  2. Click "Send a Secure Message," and then click "New Message."
  3. Select "I want to upload COVID-19 Test Results or Completed COVID Vaccination Series," and then click "Continue."
  4. Add the subject line "Completed vaccination card," and then click "Add attachment." 
  5. Upload a photo or scan of your completed vaccination card, and complete the process by clicking "Send."


COVID-19 Questions

For any questions or concerns about coronavirus that have not been addressed on this page, please contact us using the form below.

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