Student-Residents Must Get COVID Vaccine At Oakland University
Oakland University in Rochester Michigan announced on their website that they are making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory this fall for every student resident, which includes "students living on campus in residence halls, apartments, and cottages."
The announcement says that any students living in campus housing must be vaccinated before fall move-in which starts Friday, August 27th. They do say that there will be exceptions made for people with a medical or religious exemption.
The school is feeling pretty confident in asking their students to be vaccinated as they have been working to make COVID-19 vaccines "widely available" around campus starting this Wednesday. They hope to be able to have most of the student and faculty population vaccinated before the end of the current spring semester and most definitely before school starts again in the fall.
For and staff or students at Oakland University, they have a few different options available to get vaccinated:
The options for immunization include
Faculty, staff and students may get their vaccine on Wednesday-Friday, April 7-9 at a Rite-Aid clinic located in Meadow Brook Theatre. Hours: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Wednesday; 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday, and, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday.Please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfqffAD1ncz7WopE6_Q_q-iSf1gANpMH-YhQnH4krXUrAJlg/viewformAppointments for the second of the two-shot vaccination series will be scheduled at the initial visit, and that appointment will be at an OU site. If students cannot make it to their second shot appointment, then they should schedule their vaccination for the one-shot vaccine on April 13.
Students (only) can receive the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Vaccination shots will be administered at the Oakland Center.APPOINTMENTS are required to receive a vaccination.
Students, faculty and staff may get their vaccination shot next week at Graham Health Center (GHC). Vaccinations will be available 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Monday – Friday. Please sign up through patient portal on the GHC web page: https://www.oakland.edu/ghc/