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GVSU To Hold Student Vaccine Clinic

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Grand Valley State University will be receiving 17-hundred doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  It’s been approved for individuals 18 and older.

This comes as the State of Michigan is allocating COVID-19 vaccine specifically for students at colleges and universities across the state.

The GVSU Clinic will take place April 16th at the Fieldhouse on the Allendale Campus… Metro Health will lead distribution of the vaccine at a clinic.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose, will be distributed to students by invitation, not by a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The GVSU Vaccine Ethics Task Force developed guidelines for a vaccination priority schedule, guided by those with high-risk exposure. The vaccination priority schedule for students includes: dining student workers, resident assistants, laboratory student workers, in-person student workers, on-campus residents and near campus and in-person students.

Over the next several days, students will receive an invitation from Metro Health via text and/or email to schedule a vaccination appointment. 

The GVSU clinic provides an opportunity for students to receive a vaccination before they return home. Officials expect additional vaccine clinics for students in the coming weeks.

Meantime, faculty, staff and students are also encouraged to schedule a vaccine through other outlets, including their health care provider, local health department, hospital or pharmacy.