Last updated May 7, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine is available to all students, faculty and staff.
Individuals 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations in Grand Forks County.
You may request an appointment in one of the following ways:
- Appointments for both the Pfizer (two doses three weeks apart) and Johnson & Johnson
(one dose) vaccines are available to all students, faculty and staff at UND Student Health Services in McCannel Hall, Room 100. When you schedule your appointment, you'll be given a
choice of vaccine. To schedule appointments:
- Students: Use your My Health Patient Portal or call 701.777.4500.
- Faculty & Staff: Call 701.777.4500.
- Use the VaccineFinder website to find additional locations near you. You will need to schedule your appointment directly with the location providing the vaccine.
- If you have any questions, contact Student Health Services at 701.777.4500 or the COVID-19 Hotline at 701.780.6358.
Individuals over the age of 16 are eligible to receive vaccines in Grand Forks County.
- Out-of-state UND students qualify as Grand Forks residents and are eligible to receive the vaccine in Grand Forks.
- Out-of-state residents who work at UND or in Grand Forks County, or are established patients of a Grand Forks County health care provider, may also receive the vaccine in Grand Forks.
Refer to the Grand Forks Public Health Department website for the most up-to-date information. UND will continue to send out information as it becomes available from the City.
Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccinations
Should an employee register to receive a COVID 19 vaccination during their work hours, they will not be required to use sick or annual leave. This is consistent with our COVID-19 testing protocols.
- Attempts should be made to get the vaccination during their off hours, but that may not be possible.
- Employees should still communicate with their supervisor the dates and times that they are receiving the vaccination and have prior approval for the time away.
- If the employee has adverse effects like fever or become ill after the vaccination, they will need to use their sick leave for that time away.
- If you have questions, please contact your department Human Resources manager.
Are vaccines required at UND?
No. UND does not have authority to require a COVID-19 vaccination in order to work or attend classes.
However, if any eligible individual also works in another employment setting that requires the vaccine, they should follow that employer’s policies.
Do I need to wear a mask and physical distance after I'm vaccinated?
Yes. You need to continue to do these things.
Though the vaccines are 95% effective at preventing serious clinical illness due to COVID-19 infection, 5 out of 100 vaccinated people may still become infected and spread COVID-19. Mitigation measures must be maintained until we reach herd immunity through the vaccine.
Do I need to quarantine if vaccinated?
Unless you have symptoms, you do not need to quarantine if you completed your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 2 weeks prior to your close contact exposure to a positive case. For the two injection vaccination series, this refers to completion of both vaccinations. If receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will reach fully vaccinated status within 2 weeks.
Persons who are not included in the quarantine exemption following completion of vaccination include:
- Fully vaccinated inpatients and residents in health care settings.
- Fully vaccinated healthcare workers with higher-risk exposures (e.g., working in health care settings). Health care workers are advised to work with their employers for guidance. These health care workers would not be required to quarantine outside of their work environment.
- Fully vaccinated residents of non-healthcare congregate settings (e.g., correctional facilities, group homes).
Fully vaccinated employees of non-healthcare congregate settings and high-density workplaces (food and manufacturing plants) do not need to quarantine if they do not have symptoms.
How can I learn more?
Please also consult these resources:
- Campus Best Practices for Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine
- COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know (NDSU Community webinar)
- YouTube videos that address common questions about the vaccine
- Dr. Paul Carson’s March 30 Presentation is intended for a healthcare worker audience