Students, have you been vaccinated against COVID-19?
Staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccination
As with vaccines for other diseases, people are best protected against infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 when they stay up-to-date with vaccinations.
- The CDC recommends everyone ages 12 years and older receive a booster after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Some people can receive two boosters.
- COVID-19 vaccine booster information from the CDC outlines the following:
- Who should get one booster
- Who can get a second booster
- When to get your booster
- Which booster you can get
If you are eligible for a booster, U-M students and patients/employees who have an active patient portal can self-schedule through their patient portal to receive the Moderna vaccine at UHS. Or call 734-764-8320 and press option 2 to schedule an appointment over the phone.
Getting the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at UHS
- UHS offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for primary series and boosters.
- All U-M students and patients/employees who have an active patient portal can self-schedule through their patient portal to receive the Moderna vaccine at UHS. Or call 734-764-8320 and press option 2 to schedule an appointment over the phone.
Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine locally
- UHS patients can receive the Pfizer vaccine primary series and boosters, through Michigan Medicine.
- All U-M students and patients/employees who have an active patient portal can self-schedule through their patient portal to receive the Pfizer vaccine at Michigan Medicine.
- To find a Pfizer appointment at a retail pharmacy within 10 miles of campus, go to the Pfizer retail pharmacy vaccine finder.
What's the difference between a 3rd dose and a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?
- For healthy individuals, a primary series consists of 2 doses of an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer), or one dose of the J&J vaccine.
- For moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals, a primary COVID-19 vaccine series consists of 3 doses of the Moderna vaccine, 3 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, or 1 dose of the J&J vaccine plus an mRNA dose (Moderna or Pfizer).
- A booster dose is an additional vaccine that is received after the primary series
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 the 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. This additional dose is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series
- The CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Let us know if you have been vaccinated elsewhere
For U-M students or employees: Visit the U-M Vaccine page on the Campus Blueprint website to get more vaccine information for the U-M campus community, including information about how to report your vaccination status.
For Michigan Medicine patients: If you are a Michigan Medicine patient who has been vaccinated by a non-Michigan Medicine provider, we ask that you update your patient record with your vaccination information. This is especially important for patients who were vaccinated through the VA or by out-of-state providers and helps ensure your vaccination records are up-to-date. Here are detailed instructions on how to update your patient record.
If you are not a MyUofMHealth patient portal user, please bring your vaccine documentation to your next appointment so we can update your medical records to reflect your vaccination.
For U-M international students, scholars, and employees
The U-M International Center offers this guidance about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.