Providing Proof of Vaccination

Students and employees can quickly and conveniently upload vaccination cards or other types of vaccination documentation through The Bridge. After you upload your image the NMU Health Center medical staff will review your document and mark your NMU record with a COVID-19 vaccination flag.

Knowing the percentage of our campus population that is vaccinated will help make decisions about what pandemic protocols need to remain or can be lifted as we prepare for the fall semester.

Why Vaccinate?

 The reasons to vaccinate are many. Individuals who vaccinate:

  • decrease the risk of being drastically ill or hospitalized if infected with COVID-19
  • decrease the risk of transmitting the virus to family, friends, classmates, colleagues and their communities
  • may not have to quarantine if identified as a close contact (and in Michigan the quarantine length has gone back up to the full 14 days)
  • increase the NMU community’s percentage of protected individuals, which in turn, helps to get Northern closer to lifting pandemic protocols. It helps the efforts toward face-to-face instruction, less restrictive on-campus living and working, and being able to hold and participate in large group campus activities.

Vaccination Options

During 2021-22, the NMU Health Center has expanded vaccination and booster shot services for Northern students, faculty, staff, dependents and retirees. To schedule an appointment, call 906-227-2355.

All individuals living in the State of Michigan who are 16 and older are now eligible to receive vaccinations.

There are also several area pharmacies providing vaccines and booster shots.  

Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, Northern does not have a vaccination mandate for students or employees. But Northern strongly recommends that students and employees get vaccinated since the University will not lift pandemic restrictions until there is a high percentage of the on-campus population vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free at most vaccination sites.

If you are fully vaccinated, you most likely will not have to quarantine for 10-14 days if you are identified as a close contact to someone who is infected with COVID-19 unless you are experiencing symptoms. You will be asked to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for a period of time.

Yes, the NMU Health Center offers COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots to NMU students, faculty, staff, dependents, and retirees. To schedule an appointment, call 906-227-2355.

You can reach out to the NMU Help Desk at or 906-227-2468.  Or, you can send an email describing what you've tried that didn't work to Someone will respond as quickly as they can.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that a third booster shot would be recommended  as additional protection against COVID-19 variants. The NMU Health Center provides COVID-19 vaccination booster shots to students, faculty, staff, dependents and retirees. To schedule an appointment, call 906-227-2355.