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Students: Pfizer boosters avail. Tues., 10/26

Students with a qualifying health condition/occupation who received a 2nd dose of Pfizer six months ago or more are eligible for a booster.

Who qualifies for a booster dose?

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for certain groups who have already received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago:

  • Long-term care facility residents
  • Adults aged 65 years and older
  • Adults aged 18 and older with certain underlying medical conditions (check list at link and below)
  • Adults aged 18 and older in certain occupations that increase their risk of exposure:
  • First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Corrections workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers

Underlying medical conditions to consider for a booster dose of Pfizer (determined by medical provider):

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic lung diseases (COPD, asthma, etc.)
  • Dementia or other neurological conditions
  • Diabetes (type 1 or 2)
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies)
  • Hypertension
  • Liver Disease
  • Overweight (defined as a body mass index (BMI) > 25 kg/m2 but < 30 kg/m2), obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2 but < 40 kg/m2), or severe obesity (BMI of ≥40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Smoking (current or former)
  • Stroke
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Other medical conditions determined by the medical provider (see CDC reference Underlying Medical Conditions for Clinicians (

Where can I get a booster dose?

First, second and booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered at Johnson Commons on the Oxford campus on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m. If you received your second dose of Pfizer on April 26 or earlier, and qualify based on one of the items listed above, you are eligible to receive a Pfizer dose at the Oct. 26 clinic.

Please use this link to register for a time to receive a Pfizer dose:

Please print these two medical paperwork forms below to fill out and bring with you to your on-campus vaccination. Blank paperwork will also be available at the vaccination site. If you are getting a second or booster dose, remember to bring your CDC vaccination card with you and fill out and bring the below self-attestation form.

Pre-vaccination checklist

Pfizer Vaccine Administration Record, updated 9/16/21

For Pfizer booster dose: Self-attestation form for COVID-19 vaccination

Fact sheets (no need to print)

Pfizer final EUA fact sheet, updated 9/22/21
v-safe fact sheet

More information

For more information about booster shots, please visit the booster shot FAQ page. For questions about the vaccine or your personal health, please contact Student Health Services at 662-915-7274, the MSDH Office of Epidemiology at 601-576-7725 or the Office of Immunizations at 601-576-7751.

For information about the vaccine clinics, visit Email with questions.

Appointments for a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine are also available at all county health department clinics for those who qualify. Appointments can be made through or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 877-978-6453. Off-campus vaccination sites are at this webpage.