Vaccines

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.

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.

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.

If you are looking for insurance coverage, please contact our case manager/navigator Jamie Skrove at 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.