COVID-19 Vaccine

Spartans can save livesRecent CDC data suggests that even fully vaccinated individuals can, in some cases, spread COVID-19. As such, MSU has updated requirements for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

  • All individuals are required to wear masks indoors in all campus buildings and other MSU facilities in East Lansing and throughout the state. This requirement will be in place for at least the first weeks of the fall semester.
  • All students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA-authorized or WHO-approved vaccine. Limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be provided. 

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

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By getting a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, Spartans can protect themselves, each other and our communities. The most important thing you can do is get vaccinated as soon as possible. We are all in this together and, together, we will keep campus safe.

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Vaccines are widely available in communities across the country and world, and now is the time to take steps to protect yourself. In the U.S., anyone 12 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, can receive a COVID-19 vaccine through the MSU Health Care Pharmacy. You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine near you by visiting

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)

  • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd., East Lansing
  • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd., East Lansing


Anyone with questions about the vaccine should contact their county health department or 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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