Vaccines are important to your health and the health of those around you. You need vaccines throughout your adult life to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
The North Dakota University System policy requires all newly admitted students to provide the following documentation. Each institution has specific procedures.
Getting vaccinated will prevent infections and help limit the spread of disease, keeping college students and staff safe. Young adults are responsible for most of COVID-19 spread. College students congregate in group settings where the COVID-19 virus can easily spread.
The vaccines continue to provide significant protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death; a majority of all recent COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are among unvaccinated people. No vaccine is 100% effective. However, COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and those around you from this virus.
The CDC recommended the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) as the preferred vaccines. The FDA has given full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which is the FDA’s strongest endorsement of safety and efficacy.
There should be no out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 vaccine. It is possible that health care providers may charge a fee to administer the vaccine; health insurance will cover any potential fee. Those who are uninsured and/or unable to pay the administration fee will not be turned away.