Keep it up! Our quarantine/isolation numbers remain low, thanks in large part to students, faculty and staff sharing in the responsibility to keep our OC family safe and healthy. Thank you for wearing masks in public spaces, getting vaccinated, washing your hands frequently and social distancing when possible. You are making a difference!
- Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, Sept. 13
- Free Off-Campus Vaccination Resources
- Pfizer Vaccination Fully Approved by FDA — What That Means
- Video — Vaccines Work
If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to consider being vaccinated against COVID-19 by attending the Monday, Sept. 13 FREE on-campus clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Upton Gym. No appointment is necessary!
Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Shots Will Be Offered
- The Pfizer vaccination is administered in two parts and requires that you return at a later date for a follow-up shot.
- The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccination requires just one shot.
- Click here to learn more about the vaccinations being offered.
The vaccinations will be administered by a trained Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) staff member.
What to Expect
- After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you will be monitored on-site for at least 15 minutes.
- It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. Therefore, you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine or two weeks after you receive the J&J one-shot vaccine.
- Pain, redness and swelling in the arm where you get the shot are common.
- Other common side effects include one or more of the following: tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever or nausea.
- Side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.
- Click here for CDC information, including myths and facts, benefits of the vaccine, effectiveness, possible side effects and more.
In addition, you will be responsible for making arrangements to return home or to stay at a place off campus to complete your required quarantine or isolation period and for any related expenses associated with the quarantine or isolation. You will be responsible for contacting your instructors and for making arrangements to complete your work for all of your courses. As is standard practice in cases of documented illness, your absences from class will be considered excused.
FREE Off-Campus Vaccination Resources
We understand that you may want to get the vaccination but would rather do it in a more private setting than the campus clinic. Fortunately, most pharmacies and a number of community organizations offer the FREE vaccination throughout the state of Michigan.
Pfizer Vaccination Fully Approved by FDA — What That Means
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is the first COVID-19 vaccination to be fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, full FDA approval is granted when enough data demonstrate that the vaccines are safe and effective for most people who receive them. Based on an abundance of scientific evidence, the FDA supports the use of the Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19 and has found it to be beneficial, safe and manufactured reliably.
For more than 100 years, the FDA has approved vaccines that prevent serious diseases such as polio, smallpox, measles, influenza and whooping cough.
Read more about how the Pfizer vaccine was approved.
Wonder if vaccines work? Take a minute to check out the quick video below from Stanford Medicine (Stanford University) for the answer.