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Vaccination Information

Vaccination is the most critical and accessible way to protect yourself and those around you. Vaccines are safe, effective and free for everyone. WMU strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty and staff to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death.

How to get vaccinated

A student receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.Vaccines are widely available and are free of charge regardless of your health insurance or immigration status. There are three vaccine options available in the United States. You can learn more about possible side effects on the CDC website

Vaccines and booster doses are available in a variety of locations, including pharmacies, grocery stores and other providers. 

Find a vaccine appointment

Vaccination definitions and records

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 14 days after their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna vaccines).

  • 14 days after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).

Western Michigan University's definition of full vaccination will include a booster dose when eligible following a one- or two-dose vaccine. 

Sindecuse Health Center is no longer collecting vaccination information; you do not need to report your vaccination status.