University Health Service

Students, have you been vaccinated against COVID-19?


Getting the COVID-19 vaccination at UHS

  • UHS is now offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Eligibility: All U-M students and patients/employees who have an active patient portal
  • How: Self-schedule through your patient portal to receive the Moderna vaccine

Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination

  • UHS Patients can receive the Pfizer Vaccine through Michigan Medicine or a local retail pharmacy.
  • Eligibility to receive at Michigan Medicine: All U-M students and patients/employees who have an active patient portal
  • How to schedule a vaccine appointment at Michigan Medicine: Self-schedule through your patient portal to receive the Pfizer vaccine
  • How to find a Pfizer appointment at a retail pharmacy within 10 miles of campus: Pfizer Retail Pharmacy vaccine finder

Getting the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination


Difference between a Covid vaccine 3rd dose and a booster dose

  • For healthy individuals, a primary series consists of 2 doses of the Moderna vaccine, 2 doses of the Pfizer covid vaccine, or one dose of the J&J vaccine 
  • For moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals, a primary covid vaccine series consists of 3 doses of the Moderna vaccine,   3 doses of the Pfizer covid vaccine, or one dose of the J&J vaccine + an MRNA 3rd dose
  • A booster dose is an additional vaccine that is received after the primary series

COVID-19 vaccination booster information

Some COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients Can Get Booster Shots

  • People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
  • People 18 years and older should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving their Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. 

IF YOU RECEIVED
Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

You are eligible for a booster if you are:

When to get a booster: At least 6 months after your second shot 

Which booster should you get? Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States

 

IF YOU RECEIVED
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

You are eligible for a booster if you are:

When to get a booster: At least 2 months after your shot

Which booster should you get? Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States


COVID-19 third dose Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

  • People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.
  • CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • This additional dose is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series

New university-sponsored clinics available! See Maize and BluePrint Student Vaccine Information.


All individuals age 5 and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in the state of Michigan. 


Top tips for COVID vaccination:

  • Sign up, then cancel if not needed: Sign up for wait-lists. Schedule an appointment. Then be sure to cancel what you don't need so others can get vaccinated. 

  • Location, location, location: If you are receiving a two-dose vaccine, you'll need to return to the same location to receive your second dose. Ask yourself: Can I return to [location] to get my second dose?

  • Vaccine type:  To compare, you can see Different COVID-19 Vaccines, from the CDC.


Michigan Medicine provides helpful information at:


Other sources of vaccine:

  • Washtenaw County Health Department provides information about eligibility for vaccination in this county, a link for their clinic appointment scheduling, plus a list of ALL Vaccine Providers in Washtenaw County 
  • Pharmacies:
  • Dr. B website connects individuals for COVID-19 vaccine that's leftover from clinics and that would need to be used quickly.
  • VaccineMI.com is a community-driven effort to help Michigan residents access up-to-date information about vaccine availability throughout the state
  • State of Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccine website
  • Michigan residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1):
    • Monday - Friday, 8 am- 5 pm 
    • Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 1 pm

For U-M international students, scholars and employees

U-M International Center offers guidance at Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine


If you have been fully vaccinated:


See also: