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New COVID-19 bivalent boosters at CMU

Bivalent vaccine booster appointments available on campus

CMU is now offering both the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccine boosters on campus. Healthy students, faculty and staff may receive the bivalent vaccine at the University Health Services Clinic in Foust Hall:
  • Clinic hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Walk-ins are welcome, or 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.

What is the bivalent booster?
  • The new booster shot, offered by both Pfizer and Moderna, targets two versions of coronavirus: the original strain and the Omicron subvariants that emerged over the summer, BA.4 and BA.5.
  • Read more about the bivalent booster and vaccines on the CDC vaccines and boosters website.
Who should receive the bivalent booster?
Healthy individuals aged 12 years or older may receive the bivalent booster 
  • Two months or more after receiving the last dosage of their primary vaccine series (two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine/single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or their last booster.
  • Immunocompromised individuals should speak with their health care provider about the bivalent booster.
When can I receive my bivalent booster?
What if I am not vaccinated, or I have only gotten one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine?
  • You must complete the two-dose regimen of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines before receiving the bivalent booster.
  • You can schedule an appointment to receive your first and/or second dose of the Moderna vaccine through University Health Services by calling 989-774-6599. 
  • Please note: CMU will no longer offer primary series doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Primary series vaccine doses also are available in several area health clinics and pharmacies. Check the vaccine page to find options.
What if I already received a booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine?
  • You may still receive the bivalent booster two months after receiving your booster shot.
  • Talk to your health care provider if you have questions.
What if I recently had COVID-19?
  • Talk to your health care provider about when you should receive the bivalent booster.
If I recently got a flu vaccine, should I still get the bivalent booster?
  • Yes, you can still receive the bivalent booster.
  • You can receive your bivalent booster and flu shot at the same time. 
What if I am not sure what to do?
  • Talk to your health care provider about vaccines and boosters.

Blog: COVID-19 communications posted | Last Modified: | Author: by Ari Harris | Categories: News
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