COVID-19 Vaccine

Spartans can save livesCOVID-19 vaccines have proven to be a safe and effective way to prevent serious illness and hospitalizations during the pandemic. All students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA-approved or -authorized or WHO-approved vaccine and receive at least one booster (regardless of type). Limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be provided, as well as online-only exemptions for students. The MSU Health Care Pharmacy is scheduling appointments for the new Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster.


Submit verification*     Learn about exemptions

*To update your vaccine verification form with your booster information, log in to the verification system and click on the "Edit info/Add booster" button to add your booster shot. A how-to guide can be found here.

Visit the FAQs page for answers to questions about the requirements as well as general FAQs.

Find a vaccine or booster near you

By getting a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine and booster, Spartans can protect themselves, each other and our communities. The most important thing you can do is get vaccinated as soon as possible and boosted as soon as eligible.

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In the U.S., anyone 5 years of age and older, including international students, is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. It is being distributed via doctor’s offices, hospital systems, pharmacies, grocery stores, county health departments and many other locations.  

All members of the MSU community, including students, faculty, staff, patients, retirees and their families, 12 and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster through the MSU Health Care Pharmacy 

You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine near you by visiting vaccines.gov.

For those with children 5-11 years old and who are already patients of MSU Health Care, more information, as well as scheduling options, can be found by contacting your clinic directly.   

COVID-19 vaccine boosters

At least one COVID-19 booster is required for all MSU faculty, students and staff. COVID-19 vaccine boosters are available to the general population and recommended for everyone ages 5 and older. A new COVID-19 booster targeting omicron subvariants has been approved by the FDA and CDC. It replaces all other boosters for those 12 and older. At this time, MSU’s vaccine mandate requires full vaccination and at least one booster, regardless of type (or have an approved exemption).

For those who need boosters or an additional dose:

  • Many local pharmacies carry the new bivalent vaccine. 
  • All members of the MSU community, including students, faculty, staff, patients, retirees and their families, can receive a Pfizer COVID-19 booster through the MSU Health Care Pharmacy. Even those individuals who originally received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson can receive a Pfizer booster at the pharmacy.
  • Please check vaccine/booster availability using vaccines.gov.

Questions

Anyone with questions about the vaccine or booster should contact their primary care doctor. Michigan residents also can call the Michigan COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 535-6136, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., College of Human Medicine Associate Dean for Public Health Integration Debra Furr-Holden and MSU Emergency Management Coordinator David Oslund.

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