UGA Provides COVID Vaccine Shots to Underserved Communities in Athens

Aug 27, 2021


The University of Georgia says that it has provided some 3,700 vaccine shots to underserved communities in Athens since February.

The shots have primarily come through a mobile clinic, which is sponsored by the Augusta University/UGA medical partnership. Vaccines are administered by faculty and students at UGA, and the mobile clinic has partnered with, among other organizations, the state Department of Public Health, the Clarke County School District, and the Athens Community Council on Aging.

The university is also offering vaccinations on campus for faculty, students, and staff at the University Health Center, which UGA officials say has administered more than 25,000 shots.

While UGA cannot require students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated unless the University System of Georgia requires it, UGA administrators are strongly encouraging vaccines for the UGA community.