Pharmacy offers COVID-19 vaccination to those 12 years or older

May 13, 2021

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Today, MSU Health Care Pharmacy announced it begins taking appointments to administer COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 12 years or older in the MSU community onsite beginning Thursday, May 13, 2021. A parent or legal guardian must accompany those under the age of 18. MSU Health Care Pharmacy is a retail pharmacy that serves MSU students, faculty, staff, patients, and retirees which accounts for approximately 160,000 people in the state.

MSU students, faculty, staff, patients, retirees and their families are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine through MSU Health Care Pharmacy. Vaccines will be administered at the MSU Health Care Pharmacy located at 4660 S. Hagadorn Road, Suite 100, East Lansing, MI, 48823, Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. To schedule an appointment, please visit

Patients should allow for 30 minutes at the site, not including travel time to and from campus. Masks are required for entry along with a driver's license or photo ID. International students may use their Spartan ID as their photo ID. Clothing should allow for access to an arm for vaccination. Restrooms are available to the public within the building.

MSU Health Care Pharmacy currently has the Pzifer-BioNtech vaccine to distribute. This is a two-dose vaccine that needs to be scheduled 21 days apart. If you receive the Pfizer vaccine for the first dose, you need to receive the Pfizer vaccine for the second dose.

Side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine include injection site pain, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, fevers, injection site swelling, injection site redness, nausea and swollen lymph nodes.

MSU Health Care also encourages everyone with a smartphone who receives the COVID-19 vaccine to consider registering for V-Safe. Those who enroll with V-Safe will also receive a reminder about getting the second dose. An exit monitor at the site will provide patients with additional information at the time of their appointment. More information can be found on the CDC’s V-Safe website.

For those travelling by car, free parking is available. For those travelling by bike, bike racks are located at the NW corner of the building. In addition, the Capital Area Transportation Authority is providing free transportation to and from appointments seven days a week to this and other vaccine locations throughout Ingham County. Call 517-394-2282 to schedule your trip, which must be scheduled at least 24 hours before your appointment.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Gluf-Magar
(517) 267-2485