Dear U-M Student,
We know it has been a whirlwind few weeks of 2022, and you may not have reported your booster information yet. If you haven’t, it’s time to do so—this Friday, February 4, is the deadline to report your booster information.
If you have already reported your booster information, thank you! Your booster information is in the queue and will be reviewed shortly. This reminder email is being sent automatically to all students regardless of whether or not you have already submitted your information (and if you live in M Housing, you will have already received a booster reminder email as a resident).
It may take up to 15 business days for you to receive an email notification that your booster information submission has been verified or rejected. Please do not resubmit your information, even if you receive reminder emails such as this one; this will allow staff to focus on processing the queue of thousands of reports from students, faculty, and staff.
What if I’m not eligible for my booster yet?
If you aren’t eligible yet, no immediate action is required. Simply schedule your shot as soon as you are eligible and then report your information via the report booster information form. Not sure if you’re eligible? Check here.
What if I already reported my completed primary series vaccination information?
Even if you already submitted completed primary series vaccination information (i.e. you received both doses in a two-dose series, like Pfizer or Moderna), you still need to report your booster dose.
What about exemptions from the booster requirement?
The university is providing limited exemptions to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for medical or religious reasons. The form to request an exemption from the booster is here. If you have already been granted an exemption from the primary vaccine series, you do not need to request an exemption from the booster. Continue to complete the required weekly testing and wear a well-fitting mask while indoors.
I’m eligible for a booster. How can I get my booster as soon as possible?
If you are eligible for your booster, stop by one of the pop-up vaccine clinics this week! Both Pfizer and Moderna boosters are available. Bring your insurance card and your vaccination card with you. There will be no out of pocket expense even if you do not have insurance.
- Tuesday, February 1: Mosher-Jordan, upper Blue Market dining area; 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 2: South Quad Transformer Lounge (next to the dining hall); 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Other vaccination locations and times can be found here.
Do I still need a booster if I recently tested positive for COVID-19?
Yes, booster shots are required for all members of our campus community, regardless of any prior infection(s). It is vital that everyone who is eligible receive their booster as soon as possible because we know that immunity wanes and booster shots help protect against primary infection, reinfection, and the many serious consequences of COVID-19.
How soon after testing positive for COVID-19 can I receive my booster?
The CDC currently recommends that you wait to receive a booster shot until you have recovered (if symptoms were present) and have met the criteria to end your isolation. As soon as you have recovered from an active infection (and are eligible), simply schedule your shot and then report your information via the report booster information form.
Having difficulty with submitting your information? Please be sure to visit the U-M Campus Maize and Blueprint website for additional information and guidance. You can also contact the Campus COVID-19 Call Center at 734-936-7000, Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Remember that if you have already submitted your booster information, you are in the queue and do not need to inquire about the status of your submission. You will receive an email notification about your status within 15 business days of booster information submission.
Thank you again for your continued commitment to “Taking Care of Maize and Blue.” Boosters protect not only you as an individual but our campus as a large and robust community.
This academic year, we have been able to keep the residential student experience on campus and largely in person thanks to both individual and community efforts like getting boosted, and that is not something that any of us take for granted. You make this university proud, Wolverines. Go Blue!
Martino Harmon, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Life
Robert D. Ernst, M.D.
Associate Vice President of Student Life for Health and Wellness
Clinical Assistant Professor