MSU Pavilion resuming vaccine distribution on May 4


Members at the MSU student clinic help to distribute vaccines/ Photo Credit: MSU University Communications

Nathan Stearns, News Director

EAST LANSING— Beginning on May 4, Michigan State is resuming its regular COVID-19 operations at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education.  Due to increased staff support from the Ingham County Health Department and other local agencies, the clinic will be offering first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the north end of the pavilion to all MSU staff, faculty members and students.

Currently, there are two separate clinics set up at the building, the MSU-run walk-up clinic and the County drive-thru clinic. The county clinic is currently accepting appointments from all Michigan residents 16 and older. Only MSU students and staff are eligible for the vaccine at the MSU-run clinic.

No appointment is required to receive a vaccine, as the clinic is permitting walk-up visits.

The Ingham County Health Department is also resuming the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at some area clinics after the FDA and CDC concluded its investigation regarding reported cases of blood clots being developed by women between the ages of 18-49 after receiving the vaccine.

The Capital Area Transit Authority (CATA) is offering free transportation to and from area vaccination sites seven days a week. Residents wishing to use this service can call 517-394-2282 to schedule their trip. All reservations must be made at least 24 hours before the appointment time.  CATA is also running a regular route to the MSU Pavilion (Route 32) from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Area clinics located at the Dwight Rich School of the Arts and the Ingham County Fairgrounds are also offering vaccination options, as is Holt High School, which will be offering the Pfizer vaccine this Wednesday.  Those wishing to receive a shot can schedule an appointment time at one of the available locations here.