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Vaccine Distribution & Scheduling


Scheduling for the COVID-19 vaccination is currently open to:

Anyone age 12 and older

Metro Health is following state public health guidelines for distribution and Kent County guidelines for distribution and will keep you informed as more groups become eligible.

Appointments are required.


To Schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine

MyChart

Click here to schedule in MyChart.

Call Center

You can also call 616.252.6161 to schedule your vaccine appointment or with any questions.

Hours: 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday

Receiving Your Vaccine:

Please arrive 10 minutes early for your schedule appointment.

Scheduling & eCheck-in Instructions

Please check our visitor policy prior to your appointment.

Need a Ride? Register Now

If you are 60+ and think you might need a ride to get your COVID-19 vaccine, you may be eligible for a low-cost or donation based ride.

The Kent County Health Department has teamed up with several local organizations to support rides for seniors/elders to get to and from vaccination clinics.

If you or someone you know may need a ride, don’t wait, register now. Visit one of the below links or call:

Visit one of the below links or call:


Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

With the recent news about the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, should I avoid getting that vaccine?

First, it’s important to know that all authorized vaccines, including the one by Janssen, are extremely safe – especially when compared to the risks associated with COVID-19.

However, as an extra precaution, we recommend that women younger than 50, a group that has a 1 in 143,000 chance of developing a rare blood clot, do not get the Janssen vaccine.

When scheduling your vaccine, you will be informed which vaccine is being provided. All patients will be offered an alternative if requested and available.

What vaccine should I get?

The widely accepted medical recommendation is that the best vaccine to receive is the vaccine that is first available for you.

All vaccines currently authorized offer outstanding protection against COVID-19. Each has been scientifically tested with constant monitoring for safety with diverse populations.

Shouldn’t I take my chances with COVID, rather than a blood clot?

The risk of COVID-19 is far more significant than the very small risk of adverse effects from any of the vaccines.

With more than 230 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the United States since December, adverse effects were reported in an extremely small fraction of a percent of those who received the vaccine. In the case of the Janssen vaccine, regulators found 15 blood-clot cases among nearly 7 million recipients – a rate of just more than 2 per million, or roughly 0.0002 percent.

By comparison, thousands of unvaccinated Americans are hospitalized every single day with COVID-19.

I got the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Should I be concerned?

The number of blood-clot incidents with the J&J vaccine is extremely low and concentrated among women younger than 50.

As a precaution, for three weeks after receiving the vaccine, be on the lookout for: severe headache or blurred vision, shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling, persistent abdominal pain, or easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site.

Seek medical care right away if you develop any of these symptoms.