The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) are highly recommending COVID-19 boosters to anyone who is eligible as well as flu vaccines to reduce illness and stress on our medical systems. Elon’s Infectious Disease Response Team is coordinating a series of on-campus clinics for students, faculty and staff to receive both vaccines this fall.


Upcoming Covid-19 Clinics

The CDC recommends staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and age-appropriate boosters. People ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses and updated COVID-19 boosters, if eligible, including university students, faculty and staff.

Elon has partnered with Triad Care to make the new bivalent COVID booster available free on campus to students, faculty and staff starting Monday, Sept. 12. Updated COVID-19 boosters can both help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination and provide broader protection against newer variants. The updated, or bivalent boosters, target the most recent Omicron sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5, that are more contagious and more resistant than earlier strains of Omicron

Students, faculty and staff can sign up now for an upcoming on-campus COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic.

October 6Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Alumni Gym (Pfizer)

If you cannot attend a clinic after scheduling an appointment, please cancel your appointment using the link in your confirmation email so all available vaccines are able to be utilized.

Insurance information

There is no charge for the vaccine, but Triad Care requests that those who are insured fill out this form in advance and bring it to their appointment, together with their insurance card. If a person does not have insurance, please let the vaccinator know.

Upcoming Flu Vaccines

The Office of the Dean of Students in partnership with Triad Care,  will offer flu vaccines to students, faculty and staff on campus. Vaccines will be provided while supplies last. Faculty and staff should watch for additional faculty/staff flu vaccine opportunities offered by the Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Clinic.

Appointments for these vaccine clinics are highly recommended. Walk-ins are only accepted as supplies last. Students who receive a flu vaccine at the on-campus clinics will be entered to win an Oak House gift card.

October 4Tuesday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Koury Center
October 11Tuesday
noon - 5 p.m., Law School
October 17Monday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Francis Center

Insurance information

For Students

Students should bring their insurance card if they have one and Triad Care will file the insurance with no out-of-pocket cost. If there is a co-pay, the Office of the Dean of Students will post it to the student account.

Students who do not have an insurance card may pay the $25 vaccine cost at the time of service (cash or check) or can request the university to post the cost to their student account. The university will provide documentation upon request if a student would like to file for reimbursement from their insurance company later.

Students with a financial hardship should e-mail the deanofstudents@elon.edu and will receive information about a waiver.

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff members should bring their insurance card if they have one and Triad Care will file the insurance with no out-of-pocket cost.

Faculty/staff who do not have an insurance card may pay the $25 vaccine cost at the time of service (cash or check). The university will provide documentation upon request if an employee would like to file for reimbursement from their insurance company later.

Upcoming Combined COVID & Flu Clinics

Students, faculty and staff can take either vaccine or both at the same time. If not taken on the same day, people should wait two weeks in between to take the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 booster.

October 24Monday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lakeside 214 (COVID and Flu)
November 2Wednesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lakeside 214 (COVID & Flu)
November 4Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lakeside 214 (COVID & Flu)
November 8Tuesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., LaRose Student Commons (COVID & Flu)
November 10Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lakeside 214 (COVID & Flu)

If you cannot attend a clinic after scheduling an appointment, please cancel your appointment using the link in your confirmation email so all available vaccines are able to be utilized.

Insurance information

Please refer to the details outlined above for both COVID and flu insurance information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster?

  • Anyone who is at least 5 years old is eligible to receive a bivalent COVID-19 booster. You may receive a booster if it has been more than two months since your last COVID-19 vaccine or booster.
  • Students, faculty and staff who were previously eligible and received a booster may receive another booster if two months or more have passed since their last booster.
  • If you have recently had COVID-19 and are more than 10 days past your positive test date/diagnosis and you are no longer having symptoms, you may be eligible to receive a bivalent booster. If you have questions about when it is safe for you to receive the booster, please check with your primary care physician or medical provider.

More information about eligibility and staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters may be found on the CDC vaccine website.

Can I get my primary COVID-19 vaccine at an on-campus booster clinic?

No. Students, faculty and staff who need to receive the primary series (first or second dose) of the COVID-19 vaccine should search for available vaccines here.

Do I have to upload my COVID-19/Flu vaccine documentation to the Phoenix Health Portal?

Yes, students should post their COVID and flu vaccine documentation to their Phoenix Health Portal. We recommend students upload their documentation immediately after receiving their booster to their Phoenix Health Portal in the event they require documentation later.

Take a photo (JPEG) of your vaccine documentation and visit the Phoenix Health site to upload your documentation.

Why should I get a COVID-19 booster now? 

We know that the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters mitigate the severity of symptoms and reduce hospitalizations.  Updated COVID-19 boosters can both help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination and provide broader protection against newer variants. The updated, or bivalent boosters, target the most recent Omicron sub-variants, BA.4 and BA.5, that are more contagious and more resistant to the original vaccines than earlier strains of Omicron.

More information about eligibility and staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters may be found on the CDC vaccine website.