Student COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Timelines

In collaboration with Beltrami County Public Health, Bemidji State University is hosting four free vaccination clinics on campus for all BSU and NTC students, on the following dates:

For unvaccinated students living on campus, the August 25 clinic creates an opportunity to entirely avoid weekly COVID-19 testing required by the Minnesota State system, which begins on October 4, by becoming fully vaccinated.

By CDC definitions, a person is fully vaccinated 14 days following their second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or 14 days following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

If you receive your first vaccine dose on August 25…

August 25 —  BSU Vaccination Clinic #1
…you’ll receive a voucher you can trade for a t-shirt valued at up to $35 from either the BSU or NTC bookstores. If this is your first dose of the Moderna vaccine, you’ll wait 28 days. Then:

September 22 — BSU Vaccination Clinic #3
…you’ll receive your second dose and be entered into a drawing for a $500 tuition scholarship.

Two weeks after September 22 is October 6.
Minnesota State’s student vaccine attestation and testing requirement begins Monday, October 4; by becoming fully vaccinated during the first week of this requirement, you would not be subject to weekly tests under this policy.

If you receive your first vaccine dose on September 8…

September 8 —  BSU Vaccination Clinic #2
…you’ll receive a voucher you can trade for a t-shirt valued at up to $35 from either the BSU or NTC bookstores. If this is your first dose of the Moderna vaccine, you’ll wait 28 days. Then:

October 6 — BSU Vaccination Clinic #4
…you’ll receive your second dose and be entered into a drawing for a $500 tuition scholarship.

Two weeks after October 6 is October 20.
Minnesota State’s student vaccine attestation and testing requirement begins Monday, October 4. You would need to submit to COVID-19 tests during the first two weeks that the policy is in place before becoming fully vaccinated on October 20.

If you receive your first vaccine dose on September 22…

September 22 —  BSU Vaccination Clinic #3
…you’ll receive a voucher you can trade for a t-shirt valued at up to $35 from either the BSU or NTC bookstores. If this is your first dose of the Moderna vaccine, you’ll wait 28 days. Then:

Your second dose will be due on October 20. You’ll need to identify a vaccination location in Bemidji and receive your second dose on your own.

If you were to get vaccinated on October 20, you would be considered fully vaccinated on November 3 and would be subject to testing under the Minnesota State policy for four weeks.

If you receive your first vaccine dose on October 6…

October 6 —  BSU Vaccination Clinic #4
…you’ll receive a voucher you can trade for a t-shirt valued at up to $35 from either the BSU or NTC bookstores. If this is your first dose of the Moderna vaccine, you’ll wait 28 days. Then:

Your second dose will be due on November 3. You’ll need to identify a vaccination location in Bemidji and receive your second dose on your own.

If you were to get vaccinated on November 3, you would be considered fully vaccinated on November 17 and would be subject to testing under the Minnesota State policy for six weeks.