What to know about receiving your vaccine at the UCCS POD

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A volunteer in the UCCS POD vaccine simulation poses for a photo. Face covering and social distancing protocols are enforced at the POD.

On Apr. 27, faculty, staff and students who received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at UCCS will receive their second and final shot. An additional 170 vaccines are available for any member of the UCCS community who wishes to receive one on either Tuesday, Apr. 27 or Wednesday, Apr. 28.

Here’s what you need to know before receiving your shot.

As a reminder, UCCS has only been approved to offer a closed point of distribution (POD), not a public or walk-in clinic. All participants are required to be a UCCS student, faculty or staff member and pre-register for their appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Instructions for those receiving their vaccine at the UCCS POD:

  • Remember to complete your daily wellness assessment before coming to campus and to wear a face covering at all times.
  • Make sure to bring the password you used to register in PrepMod. UCCS staff will be unable to issue you a new password at the POD.
  • Consider wearing a short-sleeve layer that will allow healthcare providers easy access to your upper arm.
  • Arrive early if possible, as this will allow time to check in and prepare for your appointment. Some participants may need to be supervised for 15 or 30 minutes after receiving their vaccine to make sure they don’t experience an allergic reaction, so work with your supervisor to make sure you have enough time for your appointment and a potential observation period.
  • With the appropriate parking permit, participants are welcome to park in any designated lot on campus and access the Rec Center via the campus shuttle or by walking.
  • If you do not have a current UCCS central campus parking permit, you may park for free in gravel lot 540 on Clyde’s Way (formerly known as Spine Road) and utilize the UCCS shuttle to access the clinic. Shuttles run to and from lot 540 every 15 minutes. 
  • Enter the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center using the front doors. Volunteers will direct you to check-in stations.

More information about vaccination phases and vaccine eligibility can be found on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website.