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Dean's Office Communication on COVID-19 - 2021-04-13

Dear MSUCOM students,

The college has received word of the new joint statement from the FDA and the CDC, suspending administration of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This measure was taken in response to an extremely rare thrombotic complication known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

Effective immediately, MSU will be providing the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to students with appointments at the student-only vaccine clinic. All appointments made by students will be honored, and any student who may have missed their appointment this morning may return this afternoon to receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

To register, visit the Ingham County scheduling site. The vaccine is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and students are asked to bring a valid MSU student ID or a valid state ID, passport or driver’s license. 


Dr. Andrea Amalfitano
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Kirsten Waarala
Associate Dean for Medical Education

Dr. Katherine Ruger
Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Life