Elon University is coordinating with state and local officials to develop a safe, efficient and equitable plan for vaccine distribution to members of the community. The university operated a community vaccine distribution site on campus from April 6-12. If additional clinics are scheduled for community members, information will be added to this page.

SPECIAL NOTE: Following a thorough safety review of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after an April 13 health alert, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are confident that the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 and recommend its continued use to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. For more information about the J&J vaccine, visit the CDC’s site.

Ready to get your shot?

Elon will offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the Koury Athletics Concourse (outside Alumni Gym) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4; Wednesday, May 5; Thursday, May 6; and Monday, May 10. No appointments are necessary.

Questions? Contact us at 336-278-2020 or ready2020@elon.edu.

Find a vaccination provider in the area

There are several online resources to help you make a vaccination appointment, including the following:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get COVID from the vaccine?

No. You may have temporary reactions like a sore arm, headache or feeling tired and achy for a day or two after receiving the vaccine.

Can I get the vaccine if I am not 18 years of age?

It depends. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are cleared for people 18 and older, while the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for ages 16 and up.

I made a vaccine appointment. Now what?

You should eat and be well-hydrated prior to attending your appointment.Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time and wear a short-sleeved shirt so the vaccinator can easily access the vaccine site. Also, remember that you must sit for at least 15 minutes following your appointment.

Is the vaccine safe?

Yes. Three vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) have proven to provide significant protection against COVID-19 and protect against virus-related hospitalization and death, with no serious safety concerns in the clinical trials.

*April 13 Update: The state of North Carolina is following the recommendations of the FDA and CDC and have paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The safety system in place is working as it should. If you have an appointment for Pfizer or Moderna, please go to your appointment as planned. If you have an appointment for Johnson & Johnson, your appointment will be re-scheduled. Read more information.

What should I do if I have a reaction to the vaccine?

If you experience an adverse reaction to any vaccine, please report that information via the VAERS system. You can also utilize the V-SAFE after-vaccination tool.

What’s in the vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccines give the cells in your body the instructions to make a protein that safely teaches your body how to make antibodies (germ-fighting cells) to fight the real COVID-19. Your body naturally destroys the instructions and gets rid of them. None of the vaccine ingredients remain in your system, nor do they alter any DNA in your body. The three COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States do not contain eggs, preservatives, fetal tissue, stem cells, mercury or latex. For a full list of ingredients, please see each vaccine’s Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers:

Will I have to pay for the vaccine?

No. The COVID vaccine will be free and available to all, regardless of your immigration status or whether or not you have insurance.