What you need to know
Updated May 9, 2022
- Vaccines and boosters are available on campus and at several locations off-campus. See below for availability and information on how to schedule your appointment, if applicable.
- Vaccination is not mandatory at CMU, but we strongly encourage every member of our community to be vaccinated.
Individuals who wish to remain fully vaccinated should receive their full initial vaccine regiment and a booster. Here is when you should receive your booster:
- Five months after the second dose of a two-dose regimen (Pfizer or Moderna).
- Two months after a one-dose regimen (Johnson & Johnson).
The Healthscreen app/website will inform you of your current vaccination/booster eligibility and compliance status. The COVID-19 Health Screen website and app include functionality to update your booster status.
Vaccine and booster availability
CMU will continue to offer vaccines and boosters for students, faculty and staff by appointment at the University Health Services Clinic in Foust Hall:.
- Call 989-774-6599 to make a vaccination appointment.
- Appointments are available Monday from 2-4 p.m., Wednesday from 1-4:30 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 p.m.
- Vaccines and booster shots also are available through the Central Michigan District Health Department and at most area pharmacies.
*Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card if you are receiving your second dose and/or booster shot.
Students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated may complete a voluntary vaccine attestation using the CMU COVID-19 Health Screen website or the smartphone app.
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines at CMU
Who is eligible to receive a vaccine now?
Who is eligible for a booster shot?
Those who wish to be fully vaccinated should complete their full vaccine regimen and receive a booster. Here is when you must receive your booster:
Are booster shots required?
How will I know if I need a booster now?
- To ensure your COVID-19 vaccination status is up to date, you must receive a booster five months after the second dose of a two-dose regimen (Pfizer or Moderna) or two months after a single-dose regimen (Johnson & Johnson).
- The CMU COVID-19 Health Screen website or smartphone app. The app/website will inform you of your current vaccination/booster eligibility and compliance status, as well as send reminders a month in advance of your booster eligibility, if applicable.
When do I need to provide proof of a booster
The app/website will inform you of your current vaccination/booster eligibility and compliance status. The COVID-19 Health Screen website and app include functionality to update your booster status.
Can I get a booster shot on campus?
Booster shots are available on campus through 989-774-6599 to make your appointment.Appointments are available 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Call
How can I schedule a vaccine/booster appointment?
- University Health Services Clinic in Foust Hall: Call 989-774-6599 to make your appointment.
- Vaccines/booster shots also are available now to eligible individuals through the Central Michigan District Health Department and at most area pharmacies.
Are vaccines required for students and employees?
Do I still have to follow preventative measures (face coverings, social distancing, hand washing) after receiving a vaccine?
Yes. The vaccine is only one part of Central’s plan to slow the spread of COVID-19. Even after receiving a vaccine, you should continue to adhere to CDC best practices for slowing the spread of COVID-19 and use the CMU Healthscreen app every day you will be at CMU.
Which vaccine is being administered on campus?
CMU is administering Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations on campus, based on availability from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Do I still need a flu shot if I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, it is recommended to still receive your flu vaccination. There are no contraindications or needed timeline in between the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines.
What if I have additional questions that aren’t answered here?
If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines that aren’t answered on this webpage, please call University Health Services at 989-774-6599.