In January, Calvin received approval from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Division of Immunization to become a COVID-19 vaccination site. Calvin was the first university in west Michigan to receive this designation.

Sarah Visser, vice president for student life and co-chair of the university’s COVID Response Team, notes the institution is set up well to handle this task, both in physical space and experience.

“It is a huge perk for Calvin to have a medical space on campus to facilitate this effort, and a staff of medical professionals under the direction of a medical doctor equipped to carry out this work,” said Visser. “Our health services clinic has historically been a vaccine site, and we have been planning and gearing up to be a mass vaccination clinic.”

Calvin’s Health Services team continues to lead the way for safe and healthy campuses around the country. For nine years running, The Princeton Review ranks this team among the top 20 higher education health services in the nation. The team of health professionals continues to work closely with local and state health officials, which has been instrumental in the university’s planning and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.