Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Coming to Schools in Washtenaw County

YPSILANTI, MI – After months of long lines and waiting lists, it’s now easier than ever to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Washtenaw County.

The Washtenaw County Health Department has expanded its vaccine distribution efforts to more frequent pop-up clinics in accessible community facilities. Online self-planning is now open and appointments are available in multiple locations.

Updated pop-up clinic information is always available online. Appointments are preferred, but viewings are welcome if supplies allow. Anyone who needs help planning or locating a vaccination site can also call the health department at 734-544-6700.

Free transportation helps people get to vaccination sites. Here is a list of upcoming clinics:

  • Thursday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washtenaw County Health Department, 555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti. The one-time Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to anyone aged 18 and over. This is a fully walk-in clinic. There is no planning.
  • Thursday 6 May from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Emanuel United Church of Christ, 324 W. Main Street, Manchester. The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone aged 16 years and over, while Johnson & Johnson single doses are available to anyone aged 18 years and over, upon request and while supplies last. Interested parties should make an appointment here.
  • Friday, May 7, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Saline High School, 1300 Campus Parkway. This clinic gives doses of Pfizer to people aged 16 and over. A single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available upon request and while supplies last for people 18 years of age and older. You can make an appointment here.
  • Saturday, May 8th from 12pm to 2pm in the Beautiful Gate International Church, 1225 S. Congress in Ypsilanti. The clinic will give Moderna or a dose of Johnson & Johnson shots for anyone 18 years of age or older. This clinic is completely accessible. There is no planning.
  • Monday, May 10, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Washtenaw County Health Department, 555 Towner Street, Ypsilanti. Walk-ups are available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doses of Pfizer vaccines are available to anyone aged 16 and over, while Johnson & Johnson is available in single doses for anyone aged 18 and over. You can make an appointment here.
  • Tuesday, May 11th, 3pm to 6pm at Pierce Lake Elementary School, 275 N. Freer, Chelsea. The Pfizer vaccine is available for people aged 16 years and over, while the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine is available for people aged 18 years and over on request and while supplies last. You can make an appointment here.
  • Friday, May 21, 9 am to 11:30 am at the Washtenaw County Health Department, 555 Towner, Ypsilanti. Pfizer vaccine doses are available for people aged 16 years and over, while Johnson & Johnson’s single dose vaccine for people aged 18 years and over is available upon request and while supplies last. You can make an appointment here.

The Department of Health also has ongoing bulk vaccination sites at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Road in Ypsilanti and in Chelsea on Pierce Lake Elementary.

Several local vendors, including pharmacies, also offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The health department regularly updates a list of local vaccination centers online.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the vaccination. The health department advises people to eat about an hour before their appointment and stay hydrated with water or non-caffeinated drinks.

As of May 4, only more than 60% of the county’s residents aged 16 and over had received at least one dose of vaccine, and 47% had completed a full series of vaccines, the county’s data shows.

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