Though the COVID-19 vaccine is not required for all students on the MSUM campus, it is required for student athletes, student employees, and students required to be by external organizations that serve as a clinical or internship site, or they must partake in weekly COVID-19 testing. And, the health and safety of our Dragon family is a shared responsibility. That's why we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated and do what you can to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Clay County Public Health offers other COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Visit their website for details.
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. If you’re still not sure if the vaccine is right for you, visit the CDC’s Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines webpage for answers to your questions.
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.