Vaccine and Vaccination Information

Lakers Vax-Up!

Students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for an exemption or postponement. The Exemption/Postponement Form can on found online.

Vaccines are available now from health care providers, pharmacies, and local health departments. Coronavirus - COVID-19 Vaccine (michigan.gov) 

Faculty, staff and students are required to record their vaccination status on their online self-assessment. Please do so at your earliest opportunity. If you lost your COVID-19 vaccination record, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched the Michigan Immunization Portal. Michiganders ages 18 and older with immunization records posted in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) will be able to locate their own record online and download, save or print this information. Users must create a MILogin account at Michigan.gov/MiImmsportal and upload a valid government issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, state ID or passport. There is no cost to access the portal.

How to get a COVID-19 Vaccine

Booster Shots

Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna: A booster dose is recommended for everyone 18 years and older if it has been six months or more since receiving your second dose of the vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine: All people aged 18 years and older who received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine primary series should also receive a single COVID-19 vaccine booster dose two months after their J&J primary dose.  

Recommendations for Immunocompromised People:

If you received Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you are recommended to receive a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine if it has been 28 days or more after your second dose.

If you received Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, you are recommended to receive a booster dose (of any type of COVID-19 vaccine).

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

On November 2, the CDC authorized emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old. The Ottawa County Department of Public Health website has more information.


Vaccine FAQ

Despite being vaccinated, you can still get COVID-19. After being fully vaccinated, you are less likely to have severe symptoms.

We encourage you to visit COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC for the most up-to-date information.


This page is maintained by GVSU's Virus Action Team (VAT). Navigate to the other VAT-administered pages using the buttons above. For questions, concerns, or to report a non-emergency health/safety issue, email us at virusactionteam@gvsu.edu.  Information over the phone is available at the Lakers Together Call Center (general information) and the 24/7 GVSU-Spectrum COVID Health Line (personal health questions).  See the Contact Us page for details and hours of operation.