Pharmacy offers COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday

May 5, 2021

MSU students, faculty, staff, patients, retirees, and their families can schedule an appointment today

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Today, MSU Health Care Pharmacy announced it begins taking appointments to administer COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 16 years or older in the MSU community onsite beginning Tuesday, May 11, 2021. 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

"MSU Health Care is committed to providing the highest-quality patient care to the MSU community," said Kris Allen, RN, MSN, MHA, chief nursing officer of MSU Health Care. "We are pleased to be able to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to our patient population. MSU Health Care has supported our community since the beginning of this pandemic and we are proud to be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to our Spartan family."

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 administers nearly 5,000 vaccines per year. It is a natural fit for us to expand our services to offer the COVID-19 vaccine. We have a number of initiatives focused around improving the lives of our patients, and this can only further enhance that experience.”

Sandra Campbell, PharmD, Pharmacy Director for MSU Health Care

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:
Melissa Jegla
(517) 599-4795