Required COVID Vaccination
- All University of Michigan students, faculty and staff are required to receive the COVID vaccine, with limited exceptions. This policy is effective immediately and subject to change as pandemic conditions evolve. For employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement shall apply. This policy does not apply to third party vendors, patients, guests, and visitors.
- If your COVID-19 vaccination information has already been submitted and verified, you do not need to take any further action.
- Individuals must have completed, or received at least the initial dose of, the COVID-19 vaccination and submit their proof of vaccination information to U-M no later than August 30, 2021 via the forms below:
- The university will grant limited exemptions for valid medical and religious reasons. To be considered for a vaccination exemption, please complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Request Form. Those who are granted exemptions will be required to submit a weekly negative COVID test before being on campus.
- The university has launched an incentive program for students to register their vaccination record. All students that register their vaccination status by Tuesday, August 31 will be eligible for 100 cash prizes of $100, as well as other incentives. The first vaccination registration prize drawing will be held on Monday, August 9.
- For more details about the vaccination requirements view the policy FAQs.
Receiving the Vaccine
- UM-Dearborn will share information regarding on-campus vaccination clinics soon.
- Recognizing flexibility is needed so employees can register for vaccine appointments during work hours, as of March 21, 2021, the university is providing employees with up to two hours of paid release time per vaccine dose. Paid release time for vaccination is limited to up to two hours, per vaccination appointment, and for non-exempt staff is reported as REG. (Exempt employees only report exception time). More details and coding time code information is available on the U-M HR website.
- MDHHS provides information regarding the process for signing up for a vaccine appointment in various counties throughout the state.
- The Wayne County Health Department is holding clinics for all Wayne County residents and workers (aged 12 or older) at six clinics. Currently walk-up vaccinations are available as well based on availability. Appointments are available by calling 1-866-610-3885, between 9am-5pm. www.waynecounty.com/covid19/vaccination.aspx. The City of Detroit has a number of walk-in and appointment vaccination sites. Visit the website or call 313 230-0505 M-F 9am-6pm to make an appointment.
- If you live in Macomb County more information about vaccine clinics is available on the website.
- If you live in Oakland County more information above vaccine clinics is available on the website.
- Register with local pharmacies Meijer, Rite-Aid, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS and Walmart.
Tips For Planning Your Vaccination
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses that must be received from the same location.
All vaccines are highly effective in protecting against serious COVID-19 infection, and given supply constraints, it is recommended that you get whichever vaccine is available to you.
Some people may experience minor side effects such as fatigue, fever, headache and chills -- especially after the second dose of the vaccine. Try to avoid scheduling vaccination appointments right before an important event -- exams, commencement, moving or a job interview, etc.
There is no out-of-pocket expense to be vaccinated, though individuals will need to provide insurance information for administration billing purposes. If you do not currently have health insurance, you are still eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccination.
It’s important to keep your vaccination card in a safe/secure location once it is complete.If you did not receive a COVID-19 vaccination record card, contact the facility where you were vaccinated and request either a completed card or a print out from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) if it was administered in Michigan. Alternately, you can request your record by mail/fax using this form. Take a picture of your COVID-19 vaccination record card on your mobile phone. This way you have a record of your card in case you lose the actual COVID-19 vaccination record card.