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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 booster shots available to all eligible individuals

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients only: 

Dear USF community,

USF is pleased to now offer free COVID-19 booster shots to all eligible individuals, which includes those over 65 years old, those who are considered high-risk, as well as anyone in the teaching profession, as long as it has been at least six months since their last dose. USF will also provide boosters to eligible family members of USF faculty, staff and students.

>>>Review eligibility information.

Faculty and staff can make an appointment by writing to covidvaccine@usf.edu.The Morsani Clinic (13330 USF Laurel Drive) also accepts walk-ins Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm. Established USF Health patients can make a vaccine appointment through MyChart. Additionally, Student Health Services on all three of our campuses will also be offering the vaccine booster to those eligible by filling out an intake form or calling 813-974-2331.

The university strongly encourages everyone to be vaccinated.

For the convenience of our students, faculty and staff, our campuses also host weekly vaccine clinics for anyone to receive any dose of the vaccine:

VACCINE CLINICS

For the following COVID-19 vaccine clinics, the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered. We encourage appointments but will make every attempt to accommodate walk-ins in a timely manner.

Tampa campus

Appointments may be scheduled by calling (813) 445-4976.

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Argos Study Lounge (RAR 231, second floor above Argos Exchange Dining Hall)

St. Petersburg campus

Appointments may be scheduled by calling (727) 873-4422 and selecting option “2”.

  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wellness Center (SLC 2200, 131 6th Avenue South)

Sarasota-Manatee campus

Appointments may be scheduled by calling (813) 974-2331.

  • Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Student Engagement suite (8350 N. Tamiami Trail) 

You must bring your state ID or visa. For any two-dose vaccine, your second appointment will be scheduled for you following your first dose. A brief observation period will be required after receiving the vaccine.

Please submit any questions to vaccine-info@usf.edu.

If you are unable to attend any of the above dates or times, you are also encouraged to take advantage of community resources such as pharmacies, including CVS, Publix and Walgreens. Even if you are not an official Florida resident, you are encouraged to seek vaccination as soon as you can in Florida, as there may be different age requirements for vaccination in different states. The following links can help you find vaccination locations:

https://www.vaccines.gov/search/

https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/

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Coronavirus Updates

This is an evolving situation. Please refer to the most recent information presented.

USF students, faculty and staff: Please check your USF email frequently. Your email will be used to convey targeted information.

The University of South Florida continues to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority as university leaders work closely with local, state and federal agencies to share the most updated information.