The availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is getting a shot in the arm this month on the campus of Michigan State University. The Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Road in East Lansing, is opening its doors in January as the host of three vaccine clinics for the community. The Ingham County Health Department and Michigan State University are partnering to provide the COVID-19 vaccine, including booster doses, to the MSU and Greater East Lansing communities. COVID-19 vaccination clinics will take place at the Breslin Center with appointment availability from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 17, Jan. 26 and Jan. 31.
MSU requires that all eligible students, faculty and staff receive their COVID-19 booster dose by Feb. 1. Individuals ages 12 and up are eligible to receive their COVID-19 booster dose five months after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or two months following the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In addition to providing booster doses of the COVID-19, the clinics will offer first and second doses for those ages 5 and up and third doses for individuals ages 5 and up who are immunocompromised. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available at the clinics.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with MSU by ensuring that students, faculty and staff have ample opportunity to receive their booster dose when returning to campus” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail. “MSU is part of the larger Ingham County community, and as a community we must utilize all prevention strategies to increase protection against COVID-19.”
For those attending the vaccination clinics, complimentary parking will be available in Lot 63 of the Breslin Center off of Harrison Road. Individuals will enter the Breslin Center through the Hall of History entrance at the southeast corner of the building near the Magic Johnson statue. Those getting vaccinated should bring their COVID-19 vaccination record card, identification card and insurance card with them to their appointment.
“COVID-19 vaccines are one of the few and most effective tools we have to prevent hospitalizations, severe illness and death,” said Michigan State University physician Dave Weismantel. “I appreciate and thank the Ingham County Health Department for their continued partnership and collaboration to help protect our campus community and region with these safe and effective vaccines.”
Individuals are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment by visiting ingham.org/coronavirus/r_1014.aspx. For individuals who aren’t yet eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine booster dose, the health department and MSU are exploring additional clinic dates for February.
For questions or help scheduling an appointment, contact the Ingham County Health Department by calling (517)-887-4623 or by emailing email@example.com.