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Vaccine Information

It is the clear advice of the CDC that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19 to help our world get the pandemic under control. Vaccination is strongly recommended for any students, faculty and staff wishing to be a part of the Belmont community for the Fall 2021 term, but is not required. In accordance with OSHA guidelines, Belmont will provide paid leave to employees so that they can be vaccinated and recover from any side effects. 

How to Upload your Vaccination Record to the Belmont Health Portal

Belmont faculty, staff and students who have received their COVID-19 vaccine should upload proof of their vaccination record to Belmont's Health Services. Those who received the COVID-19 vaccine through Belmont University Health Services do not need to enter this information as it is already in the Health Services Medical Records. 

  1. Select "Health Portal" under "Health Services" in MyBelmont. 
  2. Select "Immunizations" in the Health Portal.
  3. Enter the dates under the brand of vaccine received. Hit Submit button. (Note: COVID-19 Vaccine "1-Dose Series" and "2-Dose Series" are for entry of vaccines other than the three brands given in the U.S.)
  4. From the Health Portal homepage, select "Uploads" button. This is most easily completed from a smartphone.
  5. Toggle the drop down menu to select the "COVID Vaccine Proof Upload" and select the file that shows a photo of your vaccine card. Upload.
  6. You will now see "COVID Vaccine Proof Uploaded" with the date listed under the Documents Already on File list.
  7. Health Services will verify the uploaded file and change your status on your Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker to blue: "COVID Vaccinated."
  8. Once you receive this status, you will only be required to complete the Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker if you experience COVID-19 symptoms or have a known exposure to COVID-19. 

Antibody tests do not qualify as an exemption at this time. Based on CDC guidelines, a positive antibody test could result from an infection with a different virus from the same family of viruses. In addition, there is no clear understanding on the robustness or durability of immunity following natural infection.

Vaccine Appointments at Belmont

Belmont University is currently offering both the single-shot Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine and the two-dose Moderna vaccine.

These vaccines are being offered to ALL Belmont students, faculty and staff, age 18 and older, at no cost. All appointments will be in the Health Services clinic on the first floor of McWhorter Hall.

Instructions on how to reserve your COVID-19 vaccine appointment via the Belmont Health Portal:

  1. Select "Health Portal" under "Health Services" in MyBelmont. 
  2. Select "Appointments" in the Health Portal.
  3. At the bottom of the page, select "yes" to search for a Group Appointment.
  4. Clinic - Belmont University Health Services; Reason - Reservation for COVID-19 Vaccine; Provider - COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
  5. Submit
  6. Click on the date you would like to schedule your appointment. 

If you are unable to find an appointment using this self-scheduling, please call Health Services for additional appointment availability at 615-460-6194.

Vaccines in Nashville and Surrounding Areas

Anyone age 16 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine statewide, including out of state college students at Tennessee universities. Davidson County residents can schedule appointments online at covid19.nashville.gov or by calling 615-862-7777 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Use VaccineFinder to search for appointments in Davidson County (near campus) or in nearby surrounding counties such as Williamson (37067, 37027), Rutherford (37130, 37129) and Wilson counties (37122, 37087). Students should use their current or school address when making an appointment, rather than their permanent home address.

Information for Vaccinated Individuals

Please visit the CDC’s “When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated” page to learn more about what has and has not changed after receiving the vaccine, as well as how to continue protecting yourself and others.

The CDC and the TN Department of Health have said those who are fully vaccinated do NOT have to quarantine if they have NO symptoms after a close contact to someone with COVID-19.

Vaccine Resources