Central State University continues to provide vaccines to the campus community in collaboration with public health officials and community partners. Information about vaccine distribution and availability will be posted on this page.
Who should get the vaccine?
Everyone who is able to get the vaccine should get it as soon as possible. The more people who get vaccinated, the better we'll be able to stop the spread of the virus, and life on the yard can be an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone.
Who should not get the COVID-19 vaccine?
- Anyone with a severe allergy to a vaccine component (i.e., one that causes anaphylaxis or requires medical intervention);
- Individuals with a history of a severe allergy to any vaccine or injectable medication;
- Those younger than 5 years of age;
- People currently in isolation or quarantine or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19; these people can get vaccinated once they finish with their isolation and primary symptoms have resolved.
Who may need to consult with their healthcare provider regarding the risks and benefits of the vaccine prior to receiving it?
- Pregnant women
- People with certain immune-compromising conditions
- Breastfeeding women
- People on anticoagulants
- People with an autoimmune or immune-compromising condition
Upcoming Vaccination Clinics
Pre-Professional Annex - located in the back of the Newsom parking lot.
What should I do during my vaccine visit?
- Wear your mask in the vaccine clinic and during your vaccination.
- Bring your CSU ID, one other form of identification, and insurance card.
- Bring a pen to sign the paperwork.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing so upper arms can be easily accessed for injection.
- Review your calendar to ensure you will be able to return for the second vaccine (appointment date for the second dose will be scheduled based on vaccine availability).
Can I use over-the-counter pain relievers (e.g., ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.) in conjunction with my Covid-19 vaccine?
The CDC does not recommend premedication with aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc. unless these are medications you take as part of your everyday health practices. However, these pain relievers may be used, as needed, after your vaccine for symptoms such as fever, arm soreness, headache, etc. Click here for CDC guidelines regarding this issue.
If I have a medical concern after receiving the vaccine, such as an unexpected reaction, what should I do?
Contact your healthcare provider, local health department, or CSU clinic. Call 911 for severe or life-threatening concerns. It is standard protocol to be monitored for at least 15 minutes directly after receiving the vaccine. So plan for this time on vaccine day as well.
How long before the vaccine takes effect?
The mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) require 2 doses. Full protection is achieved 2 weeks after receipt of the second dose. Full protection is achieved after a single dose of the J & J Vaccine.
Central State will monitor Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines along with local, state, and federal public health orders and guidelines as the University updates policies and procedures to ensure the safest possible on-campus environment.