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COVID-19 Vaccination Information – OU Norman Campus

January 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information – OU Norman Campus

In partnership with local and state officials, OU Health Services at Goddard Health Center on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine to students, faculty, and staff in alignment with the Oklahoma State Department of Health phased plan for distribution. There is no cost to receive the vaccine.

Vaccine Distribution Process – OU Norman Campus

Although most members of the OU Norman campus community will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 3, OU Health Services has received a limited supply of the vaccine and has been authorized to administer the vaccine to OU community members who meet Phase 1 criteria. Next week, it is anticipated that OU Health Services will receive another limited supply of the vaccine, allowing Phase 2 of vaccine distribution to begin on the Norman campus.

Beginning Monday, January 11, OU students, faculty, and staff over the age of 65 will receive an email from OU Health Services with information on how to schedule their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This will be a first-come, first-served opportunity and supplies are limited.

As Phase 2 continues and Goddard receives more doses of the vaccine, other populations who meet Phase 2 criteria will be invited to schedule a vaccine appointment. As more vaccine becomes available, OU Health Services will expand its list to offer the vaccine to other OU populations in subsequent phases. For more information, visit OU Health Services.

Vaccine Administration and Continued Vigilance

We encourage everyone to get vaccinated when they are eligible. When enough people get vaccinated, it makes the spread of COVID-19 from person to person unlikely and the whole community enjoys greater protection.  

While we gradually ramp up our vaccination supply and distribution, all members of the OU community, including those who have been vaccinated, need to continue wearing a mask, physical distancing, and frequently washing hands to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing – Spring 2021

The university will continue offering free COVID-19 testing to students, faculty, and staff throughout the spring 2021 semester. Those who plan to be on the Norman campus in the coming weeks are encouraged to be tested for COVID-19 before the start of classes.

At this time, free COVID-19 testing is available at these locations:

  • Goddard Health Center – 620 Elm Ave., Norman
    • Testing is available Monday through Friday during regular business hours. 
    • To schedule an appointment, call (405) 325-4441.
  • Walker Center Storm Shelter – 1400 Asp Ave., Norman
    • Testing will be available in the Walker Center Storm Shelter for all OU students January 11-15 and January 19-24.
    • To schedule an appointment, visit
  • IMMY Labs – 2701 Corporate Centre Drive, Norman

OU Housing Students – All students living in on-campus, congregate housing (Residence Halls and Residential Colleges) and new Housing residents are required to take a COVID-19 test prior to the start of the spring 2021 semester. Specific instructions about your individual testing process have been sent to your OU email address.