The following message provides an update on the Fall 2021 Illinois State University health and safety standards applicable to the University community for students, faculty, and staff.    

These health and safety standards are subject to change and are adopted as a part of the University’s COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies as recommended by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).     

For the most up-to-date information about the University’s approach to COVID-19, email or visit the Coronavirus website.     

COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Student Health Services, beginning today, October 12 
Beginning today, Pfizer first and second doses only will be available at Student Health Services for students on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Students can make first-dose appointments through the secure patient health portal. For second dose appointments, please call (309) 438-2778.   

In addition, there are many other convenient COVID-19 vaccination locations near campus. Visit the vaccination map to learn more about where vaccines are available in the Bloomington-Normal community. 

On-campus COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics, October 18-19 
Illinois State will host state-run on-campus vaccination clinics for students, faculty, staff, and the public from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. on October 18 and 19 in the Prairie Room, Bone Student Center. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available.  Individuals can walk-up or pre-register for this clinic. Details are being finalized and information will be posted to the University’s Coronavirus website

Eligible individuals may receive a first, second, or third dose at these clinics.  In addition, individuals who are eligible for a booster may also receive it at these clinics. More explanation about third doses and boosters as well as details of eligibility are available on IDPH’s website.  

Eligibility for a Pfizer or Moderna third dose:  

  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals should get a third dose. 
  • Recipients must be at least 18 years old. 
  • The third dose of Pfizer or Moderna must occur at least 28 days after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.  

Eligibility for a Pfizer booster shot

  • People 65 years and older should receive a Pfizer booster shot 
  • People aged 50-64 with underlying medical conditions should receive a Pfizer booster shot 
  • People aged 18-49 with underlying medical conditions may choose to receive a Pfizer booster shot 
  • People aged 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may choose to receive a Pfizer booster shot.  This includes individuals who work or reside in educational settings (including higher education), healthcare, and first responders. 
  • Must be more than six months since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. (Only individuals who have received the Pfizer vaccine currently qualify for a booster shot.) 

A second clinic will take place on November 18 and 19 in the Bone Student Center Prairie Room. This clinic will be for those who received a first dose at the October 18 and 19 clinics and those who are eligible for a third dose or booster. 

ISU hourly employees may use release time to attend these clinics, including any required monitoring time at the vaccination location immediately following receipt of the vaccine.    

Learn more about on-campus vaccination clinics. 

Will receiving an additional dose or booster impact whether I am considered fully vaccinated?  

Booster and third doses do not change or count toward being fully vaccinated, nor do these additional doses impact how vaccination rates are reported. As before, you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Pfizer and Moderna.