COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing

Vaccines

The University System of Georgia recognizes COVID-19 vaccines offer safe, effective protection and urges all students, faculty, staff and visitors to get vaccinated. Additionally, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while inside campus facilities.

One core component of returning to normal operations at MGA is vaccination. MGA encourages, but does not require all students and employees (some exceptions apply) to get a COVID-19 vaccine - not only will the vaccine help keep you safe from COVID-19, it will help keep your fellow Knights safe as well.

Fully-vaccinated individuals:

  • …are no longer required to practice social distancing while on campus.
  • …are no longer required to isolate or quarantine if exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

On August 23, 2021, the US Food and Drug administration fully approved the Pfizer vaccine for individuals aged 16 and over.  The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines remain in use under an Emergency Use Authorization.

Where to get a vaccine

There are numerous locations in our communities offering COVID-19 vaccines. The MGA Health Clinic has compiled a list of vaccination sites near our campuses, and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have a convenient vaccine locator available online.

Vaccinations on USG Campuses

All students of University System of Georgia (USG) institutions – including MGA – are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on any USG campus offering vaccines. To see which campuses are offering vaccines and schedule and appointment, please visit the USG Vaccination page.

Vaccinations at MGA

MGA will be partnering with the Georgia Department of Public Health to offer vaccine clinics during the Spring semester.  Vaccination events will be announced on InsideMGA as soon as they are scheduled.

More information

For general information about the vaccines, their safety and effectiveness, and other details, please visit the CDC’s Vaccines FAQ page.

Testing

COVID-19 testing is available by appointment on the Macon and Cochran campuses. Please call the MGA Health Clinic to schedule Covid-19 testing:

  • Macon campus 478.471.2092
  • Cochran campus 478.934.3080

You may also be able to receive a COVID test through a community testing site, or through your local health district:

Anyone with severe symptoms should call 911 or report directly to an emergency center for evaluation/testing.