Eastern Michigan University to host COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine clinics in February

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YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University will host two COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine clinics from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 15. Both clinics are located in Eastern’s Student Center in Ballroom A located at 900 Oakwood in Ypsilanti. Advanced registration is not required.

Free COVID-19 boosters will be offered and vaccination cards are required. Eastern students can receive free flu vaccinations thanks to a grant from the Alana’s Foundation and funding from EMU’s Student Government. Eastern employees and community members can receive free flu vaccinations if insured through EMU or another insurance plan covering flu shots. Guests must bring their insurance card, and uninsured guests can receive flu vaccinations for $30.

The clinic will provide COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccinations only. The first and second Moderna or Pfizer vaccination is offered through walk-in visits at the Campus Medical Pharmacy in the Trinity Health Center located on Eastern’s campus. 

Facts to consider:

  • The most effective way to protect yourself from both influenza and severe COVID-19 is to get vaccinated with both flu and COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The most common side effects are a sore arm and possibly a low fever or achiness.
  • It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against COVID-19 or influenza virus infection.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

February 03, 2023

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Melissa Thrasher

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