The promise of a normal Fall 2021 semester on University of Minnesota campuses and other sites grows daily, thanks to the commitment of students, faculty, and staff. Together, we have overwhelmingly chosen to follow public health guidelines and protect the health and wellbeing of our community.
We can have a fall semester full of all of these things and more if we take one final step together: Get the vax today!
The University will not require vaccines to live, learn, and work at University campuses and other sites. Our public health and medical experts confirm that vaccine requirements will not result in 100% vaccination rates. Experience suggests that an incentivized approach can be very effective in succeeding with our fall semester plans.
By being vaccinated, you play a critical role in helping ensure our campuses remain open for learning and working, as well as for the gatherings and celebrations we have sorely missed.
Multiple vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and have been shown to be effective at preventing severe illness and hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
The Minnesota Department of Health is coordinating the vaccination effort in Minnesota. Find the latest information on vaccine data, distribution, and availability on the MN Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine website.
The Minnesota Department of Health keeps its citizens informed through their “Who’s Getting Vaccinated?” website and the “vaccine connector,” a tool that helps find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Current status on the Duluth campus:
- Community vaccination sites are established in Duluth that provide vaccines to eligible individuals. Those with access to vaccines through external partners are encouraged to take that opportunity to be vaccinated.
- The national VaccineFinder website is useful for locating the vaccine at pharmacies and clinics within a certain distance from a zip code.
- For fall, Health Services is exploring the ability to offer the vaccine to students through clinic appointments. Updated information will be posted on the UMD Health Services website.
Additional information regarding vaccinations can be reviewed at the following locations:
- Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Data
- St. Louis County COVID-19 website
- UMD Health Services
- Boynton Health
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Vaccine updates from Duluth News Tribune
- What you should know about COVID-19 vaccines
- COVID Vaccine Basics
While vaccination planning continues at the University, please reach out to [email protected] if you have questions.