COVID-19 Booster & Vaccination Clinics

Gonzaga is offering COVID-19 booster vaccine clinics for any Gonzaga University students, employees and spouses of employees who qualify and have not yet received this important safeguard against the COVID-19 virus. Whether individuals received a Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccination, there are booster doses available for on campus, free of charge, by appointment only

Who

For GU students, faculty and staff members, and spouses of employees who:

  • completed their primary Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination series five months ago or longer; or
  • completed their Johnson & Johnson series 2 months ago or longer.

Only Moderna and Pfizer boosters are available at these clinics.

These booster clinics are not open to the general Spokane community at this time.

When

The clinics are being offered on the dates and times listed below. An appointment is required to receive a booster shot. Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early and stay 15 minutes after injection.

The next booster vaccine clinic is:

Wednesday, March 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

160 appointments are available. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first served basis.

 

Where

Cataldo Hall Globe Room
429 E Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99202

Cataldo Hall is on the Gonzaga University campus between College Hall and St. Aloysius Church, on the north side of the plaza, just west of the St. Ignatius statue.

Why

Vaccines are extremely effective at protecting people from getting severely ill and prevent hospitalizations from COVID-19. Boosters are an effective way to help the body maintain its immune response.

A recent study showed that:

  • Hospitalization is 5.3 times higher in unvaccinated than vaccinated and NOT boosted.
  • Hospitalization is 23 times higher in unvaccinated than vaccinated AND boosted.

The CDC has more information about vaccine booster shots.

Additional Considerations

  • Boosters are required for in-person attendance during spring semester. Unless you have filed for an exemption, everyone needs to get boosted when eligible.
  • Bring your vaccination card so it can be updated. Once you get a booster, students will need to submit their updated status, including the date of the booster and image of vaccine card, to the Medicat portal. Employees need to submit their updated status via the HR benefits portal.
  • You may experience mild discomfort and side effects after getting boosted. Learn more about what to expect from the CDC. Plan your appointment with this in mind.
  • At this time, appointments are limited strictly to Gonzaga students, employees and spouses of employees.

We are grateful to the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) for their assistance in making these clinics possible.


Vaccine Availability, Eligibility & Safety 

Everyone 12 years of age and older in Washington State is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster and everyone 5 years and up are eligible to receive the vaccine series. People under 18 will need parent/guardian permission.

The vaccines being offered are safe and effective. For more information, visit this CDC website on Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in the US.

Individuals looking for COVID-19 vaccinations can access the Spokane Regional Health District, or the Washington State Department of Health to find a convenient location near them.

If You Have Vaccination Questions

Please contact the COVID-19 Hotline at (509) 313-7070, provide the hotline agent with your name and contact information. An agent will follow up with you to address your questions.