COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All students, faculty, and staff on the Ann Arbor (including Michigan Medicine), Dearborn, and Flint campuses are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination information:

NEW! A COVID-19 booster shot is now required for all faculty, staff, and students on all campuses, including Michigan Medicine, under a revised U-M vaccination policy. The deadline for the university community members to receive the booster shot is Feb. 4 or as soon as they are eligible thereafter, based on their individual vaccination schedule. Each campus and Michigan Medicine will provide implementation details when they are finalized. In the meantime, If you have received your booster, please take time now to upload your booster information using the form in Wolverine Access.

Contact the Campus COVID-19 Call Center if you need assistance submitting your information. The Call Center can be reached at (734) 936-7000, Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The university is providing limited exemptions to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for medical or religious reasons. The form to submit an exemption request can be found here.  Read the U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here. If you have already received the primary vaccine series, you can request an exemption to the booster here.

Additional vaccination and booster clinics are conveniently located throughout the county, check out Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) vaccination and booster website here for more details.


Finding Vaccination Providers Near You

  • Vaccine supply is readily available through the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD). Click here for more information about specific GCHD walk-in and appointment clinic locations.
  • Text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find vaccine locations near you.
  • If you live outside of Michigan, you can visit Vaccines.gov to find vaccination providers near you. In some states, information may be limited while more vaccination providers and pharmacies are being added. Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccination Locations on Vaccines.gov.
  • Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination appointments are available. Find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
  • Contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area.
  • You can also contact and register for an appointment with local pharmacies Meijer, Rite-Aid, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart.

Vaccination Rates

As of November 1, 2021, as reported by the UM Compliance Dashboard, here are the percentages of in scope people in compliance with the vaccine policy:

Students 

  • Fully vaccinated = 87.1 %
  • Partially vaccinated or exemption in process = 0.32%
  • Approved exemption = 5.55 %
  • Rejected or no submission = 6.49%

Faculty & Staff

  • Fully vaccinated = 93%
  • Partially vaccinated or exemption in process =  .1%
  • Approved exemption = 5%
  • Rejected or no submission = 1.8%

Please note, the numbers above may change slightly between posting this data, based on student and employment status changes.


Reporting Vaccination Status

Students, faculty, and staff are asked to self-report their vaccination information as soon as possible via Wolverine Access using the same COVID-19 tool launched in April 2021 to collect student vaccination information. You will be asked to verify your vaccination information from your vaccine card in order to be qualified to remove your face covering indoors. It may take several days to verify your vaccination information before you receive a confirmation notice that you are able to go without wearing a face covering on campus.


COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Concerned about getting the vaccine? This video addresses questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are hesitant about receiving the vaccine or know someone who is, this video is for you.

Science has shown that fully vaccinated and boosted people help to mitigate the spread of the virus and variants in our communities, which significantly contributes to our ability to return to regular campus operations and to protect the health and safety of others. If you have not received your vaccine or your booster, we strongly encourage you to do so now.

As the state and county, public health agencies continue to make additional changes to current COVID-19 protocols, we will continue to review policies here at UM-Flint in consultation with colleagues across the greater University of Michigan enterprise. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to each other’s health and wellness, your cooperation in moving forward with vaccination and getting your booster, encouraging others to do the same and we hope that together we can start this new year supporting one another in this community through a healthy and successful academic semester. Go Blue!