COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine

CMU student vaccine clinic

CMU, in partnership with the Central Michigan District Health Department, will host a student vaccine clinic Friday, April 23, in Finch Fieldhouse. Students can schedule an appointment to receive their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine — deadline to register is 5 p.m. Friday, April 16.

Schedule an appointment here

What CMU students, faculty and staff need to know

Central Michigan University students, faculty and staff have been working diligently since early 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19, and vaccines are the next step in this effort.

The goal at CMU is to facilitate and provide vaccination access to every student, faculty and staff member who wants a vaccine when it is their turn to receive it, as established by recommendations and guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 

Below you will find answers to some questions you may have regarding availability, eligibility and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. New information will be posted to this webpage as it becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 vaccines at CMU

Updated: April 13, 2021

As of April 5, 2021, anyone 16 years of age or older is now eligible to receive a vaccine in Michigan, regardless of age or medical condition(s). Schedule an appointment on the CMU Health website or through the CMDHD website.

Vaccines are available through clinics hosted on campus by CMU and the Central Michigan District Health Department. The clinics are now held several weekdays in Finch Fieldhouse.

Two of the three FDA approved and recommended vaccines are being administered on CMU’s campus — the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Emergency Use Authorizations for all three vaccines, which have been shown to be safe and effective as determined by data from the manufacturers and findings from large clinical trials. These data demonstrate that the known and potential benefits of these vaccines outweigh the known and potential harms of becoming infected with COVID-19.

If you are 16 years of age or older, schedule an appointment on the CMU Health website or through the CMDHD website.

There is no plan to require students, faculty or staff to be vaccinated. However, based on guidance from our health department and College of Medicine leaders, CMU strongly recommends that every member of our community be vaccinated.

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.
  • Practicing social distancing.
  • 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