Aug. 13: Vaccine, exemption forms now available

MSU Faculty, Staff and Students,

The form for all faculty, staff and students to verify their vaccination against COVID-19 is now available at go.msu.edu/covidvaccinestatus. You are required to complete the form and to revisit it if your vaccination status changes over the next few weeks. All members of our campus communities must complete this form by Tuesday, Aug. 31, even if they previously completed the university’s vaccine survey.

MSU will recognize medical and religious exemptions to its vaccination requirement, as well as exemptions for students taking only online classes this semester and not coming this fall to campus or property owned or governed by MSU for any reason. Individuals seeking an exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief must submit a request using the religious exemption form. Those seeking an exemption due to a medical condition must submit a request using the medical exemption form. Students pursuing an online-only exemption must submit a request using the online courses exemption form.

All exemption requests must be submitted on or before Aug. 31. Those who do not comply with the vaccination verification or exemption requirements by Aug. 31 may face discipline up to and including dismissal from MSU.

If you haven’t already received a COVID-19 vaccine, it is time to take that critical and important step to protect yourself and our communities. All members of the MSU community can receive a free COVID-19 vaccination through the MSU Health Care Pharmacy. For those not in the East Lansing area, visit vaccines.gov to find a U.S. vaccination site near you. International students and scholars should seek out a WHO-approved vaccine.

Additionally, free COVID-19 vaccination clinics leading up to and following the vaccination requirement deadline are available to all students, faculty and staff seeking to begin or complete their vaccine regimen.

MSU Health Care Pharmacy (Pfizer)

  • 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at the Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd., East Lansing
  • 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd., East Lansing
  • 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd., East Lansing
  • 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd., East Lansing

Ingham County Health Department (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson)

  • 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at the Bailey St. Parking Lot, 139 Bailey St., East Lansing

Finally, President Stanley will answer questions from students, faculty and staff in recorded webcasts with members of his leadership team. We invite students and employees to submit questions (student form; faculty and staff form) for this webcast by Aug. 17. The webcast will be posted on the Together We Will website Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Thank you for your cooperation.