Bowie State Launches Vaccine Clinics

April 28, 2021

Bowie State University successfully completed its first on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday, April 26, in partnership with the Maryland Equity Taskforce and the Maryland National Guard. A total of 177 BSU faculty, staff and students received the Moderna vaccine.

The BSU Wellness Center will begin offering twice-weekly vaccine clinics on Mondays and Wednesdays for the campus community and family members. Appointments will be available through the Patient Portal beginning Monday, May 3.

Schedule to Meet Vaccine Requirement

The following chart is provided to assist students, faculty and staff in planning for compliance with the University System of Maryland requirement to be vaccinated before returning to campus for the fall semester. The chart outlines deadlines for securing the vaccine based on expected return-to-campus dates of July 12 for staff and August 23 for students and faculty. Consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines,  the schedule includes two weeks following the last shot for the vaccine to become fully effective.  Information about medical or religious exemptions from vaccination will be provided in the next message on May 5. 

BSU Vaccination Deadlines

Staff (Returning July 12)

  • Johnson & Johnson - 1 shot: June 28
  • Moderna/Pfizer - 1st shot: May 31
  • Moderna/Pfizer - 2nd shot: June 28

Students (Returning August 23)

  • Johnson & Johnson - 1 shot: August 6
  • Moderna/Pfizer - 1st shot: July 9
  • Moderna/Pfizer - 2nd shot: August 6

Faculty (Returning Aug 23)

  • Johnson & Johnson - 1 shot: August 6
  • Moderna/Pfizer - 1st shot: July 9
  • Moderna/Pfizer - 2nd shot: August 6

Statewide Vaccine Options

In addition to the campus vaccination clinics, you may also pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a state or local vaccination site at or by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MDGOVAX.

Additionally, the City of Bowie has established a vaccine clinic at the Bowie Senior Center for anyone age 16 and up who lives, works, or attends school in Prince George’s County. The clinic operates three days a week on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.

As we prepare for the Fall 2021 semester, we will continue to monitor the latest updates from the CDC as well as state and local guidelines in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. More information about BSU processes to manage a smooth and safe transition to increase on-campus operations will be forthcoming each week.

Please monitor email and the COVID-19 Updates web section for the latest information. Questions or concerns should be emailed to