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MDHHS approves CMU to be a designated COVID-19 vaccination site


Cassie Mistrzak takes her jacket off while getting ready to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 17 in Finch Fieldhouse.

Central Michigan University has been approved as a designated COVID-19 vaccination administration site by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. George Kikano, vice president of health affairs, sent an email to faculty, staff and students on March 2. He explained that the approval means CMU can receive vaccines from MDHHS or other vendors and administer them to those on the priority lists.

"Due to limited supply, CMU is not yet receiving vaccines directly from MDHHS, and we’re unsure when we may begin receiving direct shipments," Kikano said. "The Central Michigan District Health Department, however, is regularly receiving more vaccines, which shows great progress in the fight against COVID-19 in our area."

CMU Health will continue to host vaccination clinics on campus for the Central Michigan District Health Department. There will be clinics at Finch Fieldhouse March 4, 8 and 9, as well as every Wednesday through the end of April. 

"At these clinics, CMU Health staff will administer vaccines to Isabella County residents on the health department’s priority list," Kikano said. "This may include several individuals within the CMU community who have registered through the CMDHD."

Due to the prioritization, all clinics are by appointment only. CMU will contact those eligible to register by email from