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Vaccine Distribution & Scheduling

Update as of 4/13/21

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health agrees with and will follow the recommendation by the CDC and FDA to pause distribution of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We will await findings from panels of scientists who are examining any relationship between the vaccine and the rare blood-clot disorder reported this week. This precaution to halt using this vaccine is recommended as 6 cases occurred among nearly 7 million recipients of the vaccine. This thorough review of the vaccine results should inspire confidence in the regulatory process. In calling for the pause, the federal agencies are fulfilling their obligation to monitor the vaccine rollout closely and carefully. It is important to note, the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson viral vector type of vaccine is different than the RNA based Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

If you are unable to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine through MyChart or our Call Center, it is due to all appointments being full. The state’s delivery of the vaccine has limited our ability to offer more appointments at this time. Please continue to check this site regularly for the most up to date scheduling information.

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

Anyone age 16 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


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 & 10am – 2pm Saturday

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:

Eligibility Questions & Answers

I am a person living with a disability. Am I eligible to receive a vaccination?

People living with disabilities age 16 or older are eligible to be vaccinated at this time. The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.

Examples of major life activities include eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, reading, bending, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.

What medical conditions would make me eligible for vaccination during this phase for those individuals age 16 and older?

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological disorders (dementia)
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Thalassemia (blood disorder)
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes

I am a caregiver of a child with special health care needs, am I eligible to receive a vaccination?

Caregiver family members and guardians of children with special health care needs may be vaccinated at this time. Special health care needs include any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.

I am 16 years or older, but do not have any underlying health conditions or disabilities. When am I eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

Beginning April 5 and as vaccine supplies become available, Metro Health patients age 16 – 49 years and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.