Students are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated before returning to the university, keeping in mind it takes at least two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccine and two weeks after a single-dose vaccine for the vaccine to be effective.
Vaccine is available for students at the University Health Center and may be obtained through local health agencies.
Students who wish to establish a COVID-19 immunization record can do so by taking the following steps:
Go to ucmo.medicatconnect.com.
Log in using your MyCentral username and password.
Click the "Immunization" tab.
Click on “COVID Vaccine.”
Enter the date(s) you received the vaccine.
Click on the "Upload" tab at the top right side of the screen.
Follow the instructions to upload a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
As medical experts continue to emphasize the value of getting vaccinated to help individuals protect themselves and those around them against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, the University of Central Missouri is making vaccines available to students this fall. Students who have not yet been vaccinated or need to get a second dose now have the opportunity to make appointments at the University Health Center (UHC) for either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. They also may opt to participate in a mass vaccination event, and take advantage of opportunities for COVID rapid testing that are available at the UHC.
As of Aug. 16, UHC began offering vaccinations to students at no charge and with no need for insurance. Appointments can be made by calling 660-543-4770. Vaccinations are available from 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, for the Moderna vaccine, and 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays (except Aug. 18), for Pfizer. Students who show documentation that they have received the first dose can schedule an appointment to get the second injection at UHC.
Rapid COVID Testing is free for students at the UHC. Because COVID can present like a mild cold or allergies, everybody is encouraged to get tested if they have any mild respiratory symptoms.
COVID rapid testing is available for asymptomatic students most afternoons at the UHC COVID tent from 1-2 p.m. This test involves a swab of the outer anterior portion of the nose, and test results will be available the same day. Students who are asymptomatic can schedule these tests through their patient portal. Access to the portal is available through ucmo.medicatconnect.com. Click on the APPTS tab to schedule testing at the UHC. Students who have symptoms are asked to stay home, fill out the COVID communication form, and call the health center at 660-543-4770 to schedule their test.
We encourage everyone to take advantage of these opportunities, whether it’s getting
vaccinated or tested to determine if you may have the virus. We believe that by working
together, we can all make a difference in helping to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
You can learn more about UCM’s efforts related to COVID and the fall 2021 semester
by visiting https://www.ucmo.edu/news/
Multiple agencies and businesses are offering vaccination opportunities. The following sites may help you locate a vaccination opportunity that meets your needs.