COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine

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

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.

Through on-campus clinics, CMU is providing vaccination access to students, faculty, staff and community members, 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: May 14, 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.

Vaccines are available by appointment only at the Foust Hall clinic on CMU’s main campus for ages 16 and older and through the Central Michigan District Health Department for ages 12 and older. If you are 16 years of age or older, schedule an appointment by calling CMU Health at (989) 774-6599. Anyone ages 12-15 must schedule their appointment through the CMDHD website.

CMU is administering two of the three FDA-approved and recommended vaccines – the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson single-dose 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 by calling CMU Health at (989) 774-6599. Anyone ages 12-15 must schedule their appointment 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 covidvaccine@cmich.edu.