MSU Offering Vaccinations At Students-Only Clinic
The University will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday, April 9. Fox 17 is reporting the vaccines will be available at the Pavilion for Agricultural and Livestock Education. Doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being made available specifically for students through the Ingham County Health Department and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
After a survey was conducted by the school’s National Social Norms Center, they found that 80% of the student body has plans to receive the vaccine. MSU President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. said,
"We are thrilled to now have the ability to provide a safe and effective, single-dose vaccine directly to our student population, who overwhelmingly want to receive one. The more people who get vaccinated, the closer we get to a more typical fall semester.”
Students who want the vaccine must schedule an appointment. MSU adds that patients must bring an MSU student ID, state ID, driver’s license or passport.
Students reported that protecting others, caring for themselves and returning to normal, in-person classes were the top reasons for getting vaccinated. 11.9% said they were unsure about getting a vaccine and 7.5% said they did not plan on it.