Booster Information Update - 10/21/2021

The U.S. FDA recently expanded the use of booster doses for Covid-19 vaccines in eligible populations. The FDA is amending the EUA for Covid-19 vaccines for the use of a single booster dose. Here is the press release from the CDC. If you feel you are eligible for a booster dose, please reach out to your primary care provider. The new booster doses will not be available immediately as they are still making amendments to the EUA. Traill District Health is offering Pfizer booster doses to those who are eligible. Here is the link to find their schedule and their phone number to make an appointment with them. There will be more information to come in the next couple of weeks regarding this change.

To summarize:

Moderna Booster dose: may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series if you are:

  • 65 years of age and older
  • 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19
  • 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2

Pfizer Booster dose : may be administered at least 6 months after completion of the primary series if you are:

Janssen (Johnson&Johnson) booster dose: may be administered at least 2 months after completion of the single dose to individuals 18 years and older.

You may “Mix and Match” booster doses.

At this time, MSU Campus Health will not be administering booster doses of vaccine on campus. As soon as this is available, an email notification will be sent.  

As of Oct. 20, 2021, there were 199 North Dakotans hospitalized and 49 of those are fully vaccinated. Dr. Paul Carson from the NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education explains how the “base rate fallacy” may be affecting your perception of the number of fully vaccinated, hospitalized individuals due to Covid-19 in this short video.

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Traill County Vaccine Clinics

Traill District Health continues to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at multiple clinics around our county. Here is the link to the most updated schedule. Please call ahead to make an appointment to ensure they have vaccine for you. 

Traill County, ND :: District Health

Mayville State Vaccine Clinic

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, Campus Health Office, Berg Hall #105

Vaccines will be available for students, faculty, and staff. No appointment is necessary. Vaccine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please wear a mask.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available.. If this is your second dose, please bring your vaccination card.

This clinic is not for individuals wanting a booster dose. If you feel you are eligible for a booster dose, please reach out to your primary care provider.

This is a FREE vaccine clinic. No insurance information is needed. The process is fast and simple: fill out your registration form (so your vaccine can be recorded in your immunization records), get your shot, wait 15 minutes to monitor for reactions.

Questions? Contact Amanda at 701-788-4865 or amanda.jordan.1@mayvillestate.edu.

Latest information about all three vaccines: PfizerModernaJ&J.

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Booster Shots

The FDA has authorized the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for a single booster dose to be administered at least six months after the completion of the primary series for certain individuals. See infomation from the NDDoH for you to review.

Mayville State Campus Health will not be able to administer the booster dose on campus at this time. If you think you meet the criteria for getting the booster dose, please contact your healthcare provider.

 Read more about the booster shots on the CDC website

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COVID-19 Delta Variant and Vaccination Webinar

Dr. Paul Carson presented information regarding the COVID-19 Delta variant and vaccinations on Tuesday, July 27 in a webinar hosted by the North Dakota Department of Health.

View the webinar here: July 27th, 2021COVID-19 Delta Variant Webinar - YouTube

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Did you know?

  • At Vaccines.gov - Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you, you can find a location where you can get your COVID-19 vaccine. You can use this resource to find times and places that are convenient for you to be vaccinated before you come back to campus for the fall semester.
  • The most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic and the COVID-19 vaccine can be found at:
  • You can get one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (any brand) in your hometown, and get your second dose right here on the Mayville State campus. All you need to do is contact Amanda at Mayville State Campus Health to schedule an appointment. Be sure to bring your vaccine card with you.
  • Mayville State Campus Health now has access to all three vaccines that are available: Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
    • You will need to schedule a time to be vaccinated with Amanda Jordan, so she can make sure the vaccine is ready.
  • Use the following link to fact check any rumors or myths you have heard about the COVID-19 vaccine:

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Why do college students need to get vaccinated?

• COVID-19 is an infectious, respiratory disease that can cause a wide range of symptoms – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Many young people will continue to experience persistent symptoms of COVID months after their illness.

• College students congregate in group settings where the COVID-19 virus can easily spread.

• The Delta variant, the most common variant in ND, is highly contagious (may cause more than 2x as many infections as previous variants) and may lead to more serious disease.

• Getting vaccinated will prevent infections and help limit the spread of disease, keeping college students and staff healthy!

Click here to download more information.

See information provided by the North Dakota University System Aug. 27, 2021.