What you need to know
Updated August 9, 2022
- 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. See below for availability and information on how to schedule your appointment.
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).
Vaccine and booster availability
- Clinic hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
- Walk-in appointments are welcome, but individuals are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 989-774-6599 and choosing option 1.
- 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.
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:
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?
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.