What you need to know
Updated January 3, 2023
- Vaccination is not mandatory at CMU, but we strongly encourage every member of our community to be vaccinated.
- Vaccines and boosters are available on campus and at several locations off-campus, including many local pharmacies and health care organizations.
CMU offers both the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccine booster.
- Healthy individuals aged 12 and older who have completed their primary vaccine series are eligible to receive the bivalent vaccine booster.
- Learn more about the bivalent vaccine boosters on the FDA webpage.
Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccine boosters, as well as primary series doses of the Moderna vaccine, are available through University Health Services:
- Clinic hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
- Walk-ins are welcome, and you can make an appointment by calling 989-774-6599, option 1.
- Masks are still required in clinical spaces at CMU. Please wear a mask when you enter the clinic.
- Please bring your vaccine card with you when you go to get your booster.
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines at CMU
Who is eligible to receive a vaccine now?
Anyone 6 months of age or older is now eligible to receive a vaccine in Michigan, regardless of age or medical condition(s). CMU students, faculty and staff can schedule an appointment by calling (989) 774-6599, option 1 or by visiting the CMDHD website.
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:
Five months after the second dose of a two-dose regimen (Pfizer or Moderna).
Two months after a one-dose regimen (Johnson & Johnson).
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).
Can I get a booster shot on campus?
Booster shots are available on campus through University Health Services Clinic in Foust Hall. Make an appointment by calling 989-774-6599.
How can I schedule a vaccine/booster appointment?
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.
Which vaccine is being administered on campus?
Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccine boosters, as well as primary series doses of the Moderna vaccine, are available through University Health 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.