May 6: MSU to hold one-day J&J vaccine clinic May 10

Spartans,

On Monday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., MSU will hold a one-day Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic at the north end of the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. Members of the MSU community may schedule an appointment or walk in anytime during the clinic to receive this single-dose vaccine.

In April, federal officials paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to review reports of extremely rare blood clots. During a comprehensive review by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, less than 20 cases of the rare blood clot were identified among nearly 7 million doses of the vaccine administered in the United States. Ultimately, federal agencies determined the benefits of the vaccine outweighed any potential risk and approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to continue. MSU and Ingham County Health Department will continue to accommodate those who prefer an MRNA vaccine, such as Pfizer.

For those looking for more information about this vaccine, MSU C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean for Public Health Integration Dr. Debra Furr-Holden answers some of the commonly asked questions about the J&J vaccine in this ask the expert.

Other vaccine locations:

  • The walk-up clinic will resume Pfizer vaccines for the MSU community at the north end of the Pavilion on May 11. They also can schedule an appointment at any time for the county vaccination drive-thru clinic at the Pavilion, which runs Monday-Friday each week. That clinic, also providing the Pfizer vaccine, is open to all Michigan residents.
  • MSU Health Care Inc. on Tuesday, May 11, will begin providing vaccines to its patients, students, faculty, staff and retirees at the MSU Health Care Pharmacy located at 4660 S. Hagadorn Road, Suite 100. Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free transportation to vaccine appointments:

  • The Capital Area Transportation Authority is providing free transportation to and from appointments seven days a week to these and other vaccine locations throughout Ingham County. Call 517-394-2282 to schedule your trip, which must be scheduled at least 24 hours before your appointment.

We strongly encourage all Spartans to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are able. Not only does it help protect yourself and your loved ones, but it is essential in getting back to a more typical fall semester, too.

Sincerely,

Vennie Gore
Senior Vice President of Residential and Hospitality Services and Auxiliary Enterprises
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Services

Lt. Dave Oslund
Emergency Management Coordinator