COVID-19 Vaccine Information

WANT THE COVID-19 VACCINE? 

When appointments are available through the Berrien County Health Department, information will be posted here for you to self-schedule an appointment at an upcoming clinic. Appointments are intended for Berrien County residents or workers over the age of 16. Note: those under the age of 18 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine with parental consent.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING J&J Vaccine as of 4/13/21:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the CDC have issued a joint recommendation to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We will NOT be administering the J&J vaccine until further notice. The previously planned J&J clinic on Thursday, April 15th will be switched to use the Moderna vaccine. Please stay tuned for more information from our department as it becomes available. 

More than 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered in the U.S. to date. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of an extremely rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. We will be watching closely as the experts review the data and provide further guidance for vaccine providers. Read the whole FDA/CDC recommendation here: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/joint-cdc-and-fda-statement-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine

We will continue to provide the Moderna and Pfizer products at vaccine clinics. Click the button below for appointment availability. 

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NEED AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR 2ND DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

If you do NOT have an appointment or were unable to make a prior appointment for your 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, please complete this survey. This will let us know that you need to make an appointment for your 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and we will be back in touch with you as "catch-up appointments" are available. Note: we will be providing 2nd doses to all individuals who received their first vaccine from us originally.

Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard:  

COVID-19 Vaccines: Hope is on the Horizon

A COVID-19 vaccine will be critical in slowing the spread of the virus and helping our community recover from the pandemic. Stopping this pandemic will take us using all our tools: handwashing, masks, social distancing, and now, our newest tool of a vaccine to prevent the virus. Taken together, these tools offer the best chance of getting our community, schools, and businesses back to normal as soon as possible. Please remember, we will all need to keep using prevention strategies until enough of our community has received the vaccine.

Latest Updates on the STATUS of Vaccine distribution IN BERRIEN COUNTY 

Beginning Monday, April 5, all Michiganders age 16 and up who were not previously eligible will be eligible to receive a vaccine.

Adults over the age of 65 will continue to be prioritized for vaccination, if they have not already received it. BCHD will reserve special appointment slots at upcoming clinics so those over the age of 65 may have assurance that they will continue to receive opportunities for vaccination. If you are over 65 and have not received a vaccination yet, please call BCHD at 1.800.815.5485. 

Other than BCHD, where else could I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Spectrum Health Lakeland:
A new online self-scheduling calendar is available for those eligible and interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine through Spectrum Health Lakeland. View open appointments, choose a time and date that works best for you, and register your information. Appointments are available as first come, first serve. Check back to the webpage regularly to view open appointment slots. If you do not have internet access, and would like assistance scheduling an appointment with Spectrum Health Lakeland, please call 269.927.5100.

Meijer Pharmacy: Complete the registration process online

Rite Aid: Complete the Rite Aid COVID-19 vaccine scheduler.

Walgreens: Complete an eligibility screening and find a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

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Important Links

BCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Factsheet

Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Information

MDHHS COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

West Michigan Vaccine Collaborative COVID-19 Resource

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Resources