Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine
Vaccination is not mandatory at CMU, but we strongly encourage every member of our university community to be vaccinated. Vaccines are a safe, effective way to protect yourself from serious COVID-19 illness and to slow the spread of the virus within our community. Students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated will need to complete weekly testing.

What You Need to Know

  • All individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible to receive a vaccine.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available for faculty, staff and students on campus at the Bovee University Center Terrance Rooms 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, on a walk-in basis. No appointment or pre-registration is required.
  • You can also visit Michigan's COVID-19 vaccine page or VaccineFinder to locate a vaccination clinic near you.

Vaccine Attestation

Students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated and do not wish to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing may complete a voluntary vaccine attestation using the CMU COVID-19 Health Screen website or the smartphone app by Sept. 3

Report Your Vaccination

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines at CMU

Updated: Aug. 20, 2021

Anyone 12 years of age or older is now eligible to receive a vaccine in Michigan, regardless of age or medical condition(s).

  • Those 16 or older can schedule an appointment through CMU Health by calling (989) 774-6599 or by visiting the CMDHD website.
  • Those 12 or older can schedule an appointment through the CMDHD website.

CMU is administering Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations on campus, based on availability from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

No appointment necessary. Walk-in vaccines are available at the Bovee University Center Terrance Rooms 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Vaccines are not required, but all students, faculty and staff who will come to CMU's main campus are required to either complete a vaccine attestation and upload their vaccination card OR be tested once a week at the Bovee University Center.

Yes. The vaccine is only one part of Central’s plan to slow the spread of COVID-19. Even after receiving a vaccine, you must continue to follow all university COVID-19 health and safety requirements, including:

  • Wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing, where appropriate.
  • Using the health screening app every day you will be at CMU.

Yes. While you prepare to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please plan to get your flu shot to help protect yourself and our campus community. The flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccination shot must be taken at least 14 days apart. Call CMU Health to make an appointment for your flu shot at 989-774-6599.

If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines that aren’t answered on this webpage, please email them to covidvaccine@cmich.edu.

Vaccine Incentive Program

CMU students who choose to be vaccinated can enter drawings to win one of four scholarships equivalent to a full year of tuition* or one of hundreds of VISA gift cards. Visit the Vaccine Incentive Campaign webpage for more information and to register online.

*Please see Terms and Conditions for more information.

Voluntary Vaccination Status Survey

In July 2021, CMU sent students, faculty and staff an invitation to participate in an anonymous, voluntary vaccination status survey. The table below includes only figures representing individuals who responded "Yes" to being fully vaccinated as a percentage of the total population.*

All data represent individual's status (or expected status for fall) as of July 21, 2021.

  • Total survey invitations sent: 15,737
  • Total number of survey respondents
    • Students –
      • 5,407 total students
      • 4,651 total students taking classes or planning to take classes on-campus for fall (of total students taking classes on-campus population of 10,768)
      • 2,124 total students living on-campus or planning to live on campus for fall (of total student living on-campus population of 4,292)
    • Staff –
      • 941 (of 1,479 total staff population)
    • Faculty –
      • 649 (of 879 total faculty population)
  • Total number responding "Yes" to being vaccinated
    • Students:
      • 4,612 total students responded "Yes" to being fully vaccinated, which is at least 34.47% of total student population.
      • 3,938 total students taking classes on campus responded "Yes" to being fully vaccinated, which is at least 36.57% of the total population of students taking classes on campus.
      • 1,176 total students living on campus responded "Yes" to being fully vaccinated, which is at least 41.38% the total population of students living on campus.
    • Staff:
      • 886 total staff responded "Yes" to being fully vaccinated, which is at least 59.91% of total staff population.
    • Faculty:
      • 625 total faculty responded "Yes" to being fully vaccinated, which is at least 71.10% of total faculty population.

* For the percentages of those vaccinated, only figures for those who have responded "Yes" to being fully vaccinated against the total populations have been included, instead of providing estimations with margins-of-error. Due to the possibility of the nonresponse error, those percentages may not represent the true vaccination rate, whereas these percentages (while likely lower than the true vaccination rate) are accurate based on the responses submitted.