Some residents 50 and older will soon be eligible for vaccination, here’s how to register in Kent County
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Kent County residents ages 50 to 64 with pre-existing medical conditions or disabilities can begin registering for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 8th.
Anyone aged 50 or over can register on Monday, March 22nd, regardless of their state of health.
The county’s health officials have previously warned that many residents will still need to be vaccinated in the previous stages of eligibility, so these groups will continue to be prioritized.
You have asked those who are eligible to register to move up the waiting list for an appointment.
Currently, eligibility to vaccinate only applies to healthcare workers, long-term care workers and residents, key workers, first responders, and residents aged 65 or older.
Residents have several options for registering. The dates remain limited due to the low vaccine supply.
- To make an appointment at the major clinic at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave, residents can register online at https://www.spectrumhealth.org/wmvaccineclinic. If you don’t have internet access, you can call 833-755-0696.
- For vaccinations at the Kent County Health Department, residents can complete an eligibility survey on this website at https://accesskent.com/Health/covid-19-vaccine-registration.htm. After the survey, the Ministry of Health will call as soon as an appointment is available. However, this can take several weeks. Those who need help with the survey can call 616-326-6992.
- For Spectrum Health, residents can complete an eligibility questionnaire online through MyChart and be notified when appointments become available. Spectrum has a website here that describes this process in detail: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/covid-19-vaccine.
- For Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, residents can schedule appointments online through MyChart or by calling the Metro Health call center at 616-252-6161. This website describes the MyChart process: https://metrohealth.net/about/covid-19-updates/vaccination/vaccine-distribution/.
- For Mercy Health at Grand Rapids, individuals can sign up for email updates on vaccination availability on this webpage: https://www.mercyhealth.com/health-and-wellness/covid-19/vaccine.
- In Ottawa County, individuals can register at this website: https://ottawacounty.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NX1bJKKwiiIMMl. The page also contains a form for companies considered “essential” to request vaccination clinics.
- For the North Ottawa Community Health System, individuals can fill out an online form here to be notified of vaccination dates availability. If you need help, call 2-1-1.
- Some Meijer stores also sell vaccines. For more information, please visit https://clinic.meijer.com or your local Meijer pharmacy to be placed on a waiting list.
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