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At this time, Ferris will be offering the Pfizer Vaccinations. Vaccinations will be offered to all of Ferris State’s community.
The Pfizer vaccination uses RNA technology to deliver genetic code to your cells. This code tells your body how to make a protein that the SARS-2 virus carries. This activates your immune system to create antibodies toward that protein, creating immunity. If you come into contact with COVID-19 after this time, your immune system will know how to fight it.
The Pfizer vaccination is a 2 shot series, given 3 weeks apart. Immunity will be complete 2 weeks after the last injection.
Contact Birkam Health Center at 231-591-2614 to schedule an appointment time.
It has recently been reported that COVID-19 cases are at an all time low. This is thanks to the COVID vaccine. Its important to be vaccinated to continue to lower the amount of cases.
Around campus you are not required to wear a mask except in healthcare facilities. If cases rise again, the mask mandate may be enforced again.
Pfizer is approved for those 5 years and older.
The Pfizer vaccine showed efficacy of 95% at preventing symptomatic Covid infection after two doses.
Common side effects include injection site pain, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, and fevers. Side effects seem more common after the second dose. Although very rare, it has been reported that severe allergic reactions to the mRNA vaccines have occurred- this includes anaphylaxis.
Common side effects generally appear 12 hours post vaccine and should subside 1-3 days after the vaccine.
In most cases, discomfort from pain or fever is a normal sign that your body is building protection—it means you are having an immune response which is good! However, you should contact your healthcare provider
*It is important to note that vaccine information is constantly changing and updating. This information is current as of 04/29/2022.