COVID boosters offered at Rozsa Center vaccine clinic

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Michigan Tech will be offering two COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the upcoming months.

Tucker Nielsen, Lode Writer

On Nov. 30, the MTU Flex Task Force announced two on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The clinics will be held on Dec. 8, 2021 and Jan. 12, 2022 in the Rozsa Center lobby, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone who schedules an appointment can receive vaccines, including boosters. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines allow for individuals to receive different boosters from their original vaccine.

Additionally, the Flex Task Force iterated the change for when Michigan Tech employees must submit vaccination proof: “The new [mandate] compliance date is January 18, which is later than the January 4 date previously communicated.” 

The CDC recommends “everyone 18 years or older should get a booster shot.” Those who received Pfizer or Moderna can get a booster at least six months after their second dose, while those who received Johnson and Johnson can get a booster after at least two months. The CDC reports “[our] recommendations now allow for … mix and match dosing for booster shots.”

This announcement comes after President Biden recently remarked on the developing Omicron variant. He urged Americans to not wait and, “Go get your booster if it’s time for you to do so.”