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Stick it to COVID

In a continued effort to keep our campus and community safe, the University of Memphis is partnering with Baptist Medical Group (BMG) to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on our campus through the fall semester. BMG will provide the FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

Vaccinations will be on the first floor of the University Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:

Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. If you have already scheduled your second dose with BMG, you do not need to register again.

Review information regarding booster eligibility >

Faculty, staff and students who receive their vaccination at an on-campus event will be eligible to receive a Chick-fil-A meal coupon and select Tiger merchandise from our bookstore. To redeem, you must present your valid University ID and a copy of your CDC vaccination card from the campus location with that week's date.
For any questions regarding this vaccine distribution, please call 901.227.TEST (8378). In an effort to support our faculty and staff that have yet to be vaccinated, we are providing up to two hours of administrative leave for each dose. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your Human Resources Business Partner.

As a public university in Tennessee, we are not able to require vaccinations for students. That authority rests with the Governor and Tennessee Legislature. The University recently shared information regarding Executive Order 14042, an order requiring that all employees of organizations that perform work for the federal government (federal contractors) provide proof of being fully vaccinated no later than December 8, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or religious belief. Note that a call for a third session of the 112th General Assembly has been issued and will bring both the House and Senate back into session on October 27, 2021, to allow for legislation related to vaccines, masks and other restrictions relative to COVID-19. As we wait on further guidance from the state, we strongly encourage University faculty, staff and student employees that are not vaccinated to again consider getting the vaccine.

To comply with the original executive order date of December 8:

  • You will need to receive your first dose of the Moderna two-dose vaccine no later than October 27, 2021, or the Pfizer two-dose vaccine no later than November 2, 2021, and your second dose of either vaccine no later than November 23, 2021. 
  • If you opt to get the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine, the deadline would be no later than November 23, 2021.  
    • Please note that according to the federal guidelines, a person is only considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the J&J vaccine or the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. 
COVID-19 testing is also available on campus. For testing details, vaccine information and the latest COVID-19 updates from the University of Memphis, visit

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