Hope is on the horizon.

After rigorous testing and FDA approval, two COVID-19 vaccines are now authorized and available in limited supplies in West Michigan and throughout the U.S. Thank you for your interest in the vaccine. And thanks for all you are doing to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in our community.
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What you should know

The vaccines are safe, effective and our best defense against the virus. Due to limited supplies, those most at risk will qualify to be vaccinated first. Others will follow in a phased approach. We’ll regularly update this site with information on when the vaccine may be available to you, your family and the community at large.


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of Michigan adults vaccinated by the end of 2021

Let’s all do our part.

Thank you for your patience as we wait for widespread availability of the vaccine – and remember, it’s important for all of us to: social distance, wear masks, wash hands and follow other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. Let’s all do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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When can I get the vaccine?

The FDA has authorized the use of two COVID-19 vaccines; however, initial quantities are very limited in West Michigan and across the nation. For that reason, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services plan follows the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for prioritizing who will get the vaccines and in what order.

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Safety & Effectiveness

Are the vaccines safe and effective for my family and me?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s scientific and regulatory processes are among the most rigorous in the world and ensure the safety, effectiveness, and quality of COVID-19 vaccines.

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General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

The development of these life-saving vaccines marks a turning point in the pandemic. We have done our best to share the vital information you need to know now, but because this virus is so new, doctors and scientists are learning more about it — as well as treatment and prevention — every day. We’ll continue to update this site as more information becomes available.

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West Michigan Vaccine Clinic

How can I help with the vaccination process?

Thanks to an overwhelming community response, all volunteer shifts at the West Michigan Vaccine Clinic are currently full. We’ll put out a call for volunteers when new shifts open.

Vaccinate West Michigan Collaborators

Kent County Health Department Allegan Health Department Barry-Eaton District Health Department Berrien County Health Department District Health Department #10 Ionia County Health Department Mid-Michigan District Health Department Muskegon County – Public Health Ottawa County Department of Public Health Mercy Health Metro Health – University of Michigan Health Spectrum Health Holland Hospital Spectrum Health Lakeland North Ottawa Community Hospital Michigan Health & Hospital Association Answer Health Cherry Health CVS Pharmacy Kent County Emergency Medical Services Meijer SpartanNash We Are For Children Calvin University  Grand Valley State University Michigan State University College of Human Medicine