Madonna Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

University President and WifeLIVONIA, MICH. - Cruzer joined President Michael Grandillo and wife Nancy and more than 100 Madonna faculty and staff who received their first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination last week at St. Mary Mercy Livonia hospital. Debbie Dunn, Dean of Madonna's Graduate School, received her vaccine from Madonna instructor alumna Michelle Moccia, BSN, and DNP.

The Campus Health Center staff is working to schedule the next cohort, so check your email and return the registration form sent on Feb. 28 to full-time faculty and annual staff.

If you have questions about this vaccine program, or you want to register, please contact the Campus Health Officer.

Even after being vaccinated, the CDC advises to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Below are answers to some common questions about the vaccine, taken from the CDC website.

What are the most common side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
After getting vaccinated, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The most common side effects are pain and swelling in the arm where you received the shot. In addition, you may have fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have gotten 2 doses of the vaccine?
Yes. To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Experts are also looking at how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities. We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself. CDC will continue to update this page as we learn more.

What are the ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines?
The ingredients in currently available COVID-19 vaccines include mRNA, lipids, salts, sugars, and buffers. Buffers help maintain the stability of the pH solution. Vaccine ingredients can vary by manufacturer.