COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
The health and safety of our Dragon family is a shared responsibility. Though the COVID-19 vaccine is not required before coming to campus, we strongly encourage you to do what you can to stop the spread of COVID-19.
MSUM is participating in the White House and the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. The on-campus vaccination clinics listed below are part of the initiative. There will also be incentives for students and employees who tell us they've been vaccinated, including parking passes and $100 in Dragon Dollars or Bookstore credit.
On-Campus Vaccine Clinics
MSUM and Clay County Public Health will host three COVID-19 drop-in vaccine clinics on campus during August. These events are open to all students, employees and their families. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines will be available. No pre-registration or appointments are needed.
- Sunday, August 8 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Outside Dahl Hall
- Thursday, August 12 | 3-7 p.m. | Outside Dahl Hall
- Saturday, August 21 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Campus Mall
Why get vaccinated?
Research shows that the three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are safe and effective in preventing severe complications and hospitalization from COVID-19. The most common side effects are similar to those from other vaccines, including fatigue, sore arm and low-grade fever.
In addition, new guidance says that if you’ve been vaccinated, you no longer need to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. One (or two) shots can help us all get back to life as we knew it pre-2020.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides answers to frequently asked questions, what to know before getting your vaccine, possible side effects and other resources on their website.
Scheduling your vaccine appointment
The CARES Act requires health insurers to cover the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have questions about your health insurance coverage, call your insurance provider before scheduling your vaccination appointment.
Students: If you are looking for insurance coverage, please contact our case manager/navigator Jamie Skrove at MSUM Counseling Services or 218.477.2211.
Vaccination sites are designed to keep you and health care workers safe. Most sites require an appointment before you arrive. Our case manager/navigator Jamie Skrove can also help you figure out the best place for you to get vaccinated based on your insurance plan.