In support of Northern Marianas College’s commitment to the health and safety of its campus community, the College has announced that beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the COVID-19 vaccination would be part of the health clearance requirements for students who are enrolled in face-to-face or in-person classes.

The vaccination requirement allows NMC to offer a fuller range of in-person campus experiences in the fall, including co-curricular activities and events. Additionally, vaccination remains the most effective way to protect those who are not able to receive vaccination (children under age 12 and those who are medically exempted) and to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. Further, the vaccine requirement furthers the CNMI’s goal of reaching herd immunity against the COVID-19 virus.

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The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC), with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will be offering 12 to 15-year-olds the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the MCAT vaccination site starting May 14, 2021.

Walk-ins are accepted at the MCATS and parent consent forms are required for minors who are unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parent consent forms are available at It is requested that a valid government issued ID or birth certificate be presented at the time of registration.

Transportation to and from MCATS is free and available for minors with signed parent consent forms. To avail of the free transportation, register online at, or call 682-SHOT (7468).

12 to 17-year-olds who complete their 2-dose series will receive gift bags.
The operation at MCATS will run Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. School-based vaccination is being planned at selected schools, to be announced at a later date.

Additionally, a comprehensive vaccination service is available for 12 to 17-year-olds. All individuals who avail of this service will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination, plus all pending routine vaccination shots.

For more information about CHCC programs, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @cnmichcc; visit; or call (670) 234-8950.

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