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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for SVSU Students

Saginaw Valley State University will host vaccination events on campus in partnership with Meijer Pharmacy where current SVSU students are eligible to receive the vaccine; Meijer Pharmacy will be administering the Pfizer vaccine on campus April 7th, 8th and 9th.

Registration is Closed
If you registered with Meijer Pharmacy for this week’s vaccination events but do not yet have a scheduled appointment time, please contact the NEST information line at 989-964-2110 or

First DoseSecond Dose
Wednesday, April 7 Wednesday, April 28
Thursday, April 8 Thursday, April 29
Friday, April 9 Friday, April 30


About the COVID-19 Vaccine


Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus with symptoms. This vaccine is for people age 16 and older. It requires two injections given 21 days apart. The second dose can be given up to six weeks after the first dose, if needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much will the vaccine cost me?
A: There is no cost to you to get vaccinated. For students with health insurance, Meijer will bill your insurance. Please bring your insurance card with you. Students without health insurance or whose insurance does not provide coverage of COVID-19 vaccinations can also get a COVID-19 vaccination at no cost to them.

Q: Can I stop wearing a face mask and keeping the appropriate social distance if I get the vaccine?
A: No. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Michigan Department of Health emphasize that all individuals should continue wearing masks, avoid crowds, maintain at least 6 feet between themselves and others, and wash their hands often to help protect themselves and others from COVID-19. While the vaccines are highly effective, they are not 100% effective.

Q: What vaccines are available?
A: Meijer Pharmacy is offering the two-dose Pfizer vaccine at the events where SVSU students are included.

Q: Can I be infected with COVID-19 from the vaccine?
A: No. There is no live virus in the vaccine.

Q: If I was previously infected with COVID-19, should I still get the vaccine?
A: Yes, you should still be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is unknown how long immunity last following infection, but some research suggests immunity could start waning after 90 days. Vaccination is the best way to make sure you are still protected from another COVID-19 infection.  If you had COVID-19 recently, wait until you are feeling better and you no longer need to isolate to before getting vaccinated.

Q: After I get my first vaccination dose, how will I know when to get my second dose?
A: COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards (reminder cards) will be provided when you receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The card will have a reminder of your second-dose appointment. The second dose dates are: April 28th, 29th, 30th.

Q: Do I have to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
A: While there is no federal or state mandate to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, all eligible individuals are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they are able. In addition to protecting each recipient against infection, it is essential that a large enough percent of the population receives the vaccine in order to achieve “herd immunity” to prevent continued spread of the virus causing COVID-19. We must each play our part in this process, as we have in the past with vaccines to eliminate the threat of polio, measles and other viral infections.

Q: Are family members allowed to get the vaccination from SVSU?
A: Unfortunately, no. Meijer Pharmacy will be receiving and administering vaccines exclusively for students. Family members are encouraged to register with any number of COVID-19 vaccine providers including Meijer Pharmacy (

Q: Where will the vaccine be given?
A: On campus within the Ryder Center. Non-residential students may park in Lot K.

Q: Is the vaccine safe?
A: We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. Safety is the first priority in vaccine authorization or approval. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of each of the three COVID-19 vaccines after determining the vaccines meet FDA requirements. And it’s important to know that all three of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines were proven to be safe and effective in reducing the risk of severe illness, hospitalization sand death as caused by the virus. While the COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine authorized or approved for use. 

Q: What are some of the side effects?
A: The most commonly reported side effects were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. These symptoms typically resolve in one or two days. Side effects were more common following the second dose.

Q: I just received a non-COVID-19 vaccination, when can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
A: The COVID-19 vaccine should not be administered at the same time (or same day) as any other vaccine. It is recommended to wait at least 14 days between COVID-19 vaccination and any other vaccine

Q: Do I have to wait 15 minutes after receiving the vaccination?
A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, recommends that all individuals are observed for a minimum of 15 minutes post-vaccination.

Q: Does a person who has received a COVID-19 vaccine have to quarantine if they are a close contact?
A: Vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated with two weeks or more time following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks or more following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine.
  • Are within six months following receipt of the last dose in the series.
  • Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure.


The information provided on this page regarding COVID-19 vaccines, including references to safety, efficacy, and availability, is for informational purposes only. Please refer to the CDC website and state and local health department resources for further information about COVID-19 vaccines.

NOTE: There is no requirement for students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. This registration is only for people who have not received the vaccine.


NEST Info Line
(989) 964-2110

Undergraduate Admissions
(989) 964-4200

Graduate Admissions
(989) 964-6096