Is vaccination required at BSC?
BSC is not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff or students.
Though BSC does not require vaccination, some academic program affiliates (clinical sites, lab sites, etc.) may require vaccination. BSC may facilitate the collection of proof of vaccination for those affiliates.
Why should college students get vaccinated?
The North Dakota University System has provided vaccination information specific to college students.
Where do I sign up to get vaccinated in the community?
To sign up for a Bismarck-Burleigh Public Heath (BBPH) vaccine clinic you must visit www.ndvax.org to sign up for your appointment time. If you are unable to complete the online form, please contact BBPH for assistance at 701-355-1540.
Additional vaccination sites are listed on the ND Department of Health website.
There is NO COST for the COVID-19 vaccine and insurance is NOT billed.
REMINDER: If receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you will need to receive a second round of vaccination. Pfizer vaccine recipients will receive their second round of vaccination 21 days following the first shot. Moderna vaccine recipients will receive their second round of vaccination 28 days following the first shot. If the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is utilized, this vaccination requires only one dose.
Employee time off for COVID-19 vaccinations
BSC will be flexible in helping employees use breaks, lunch hours and flexible scheduling to support staff and faculty in getting vaccinated should they choose to do so. In the event you need to take additional time away from work, please contact your immediate supervisor or BSC Human Resources.
I am fully vaccinated. What does this mean for me?
BSC follows guidance from the CDC regarding fully vaccinated individuals.
Where can I find answers to questions not answered above?
The North Dakota Department of Health has many resources for the public, including several frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health website also provides local vaccination information.