Update on the COVID-19 Vaccine and Distribution

by | Apr 1, 2021 | April 2021, COVID-19

By March 22, 2021, all areas of the state may, as vaccine supplies are available, implement vaccination of people who are aged 50 and up (part of Phase 2), as well as vaccination of people aged 16 and up who have disabilities and/or medical conditions, as well as their caregiver family members and guardians.

By April 5, 2021, all areas of the state may, as vaccine supplies are available, implement vaccination of all people aged 16 and up who were not previously eligible.

For more information visit: Michigan.gov/coronavirus

Vaccine Sites Available for You

There are currently 50 sites within Genesee County offering the Covid 19 vaccine.

It could be the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You may, or may not, have any choice in the matter.

If you have a preference, it is best that you contact the provider and ask.

Most Rite Aid, Meijer, WalMart, Sam’s Club, Kroger, and VG’s Pharmacies have the vaccine available. Many independent Pharmacies are also vaccination sites.

Stocks of the vaccine are variable and your favorite location may be out of stock.  It is recommended that you call and make an appointment no matter where you choose to go for your shot.

Please visit https://vaccinefinder.org/search/ for names of  providers, locations, phone numbers, and availability of vaccine stocks.

If you need a ride to a vaccination site, here are a couple of options:

  • If you are over 60 years of age you can contact MTA’s Your Ride: Flint East at (810) 767-5541, or Flint West at (810) 233-4751. Over 60 the cost is $2.25/trip. Under 60 cost is $3.50/trip.
  • If you are a DHS client, or a veteran, or spouse of a veteran, you can contact Rides to Wellness at (810) 780-8946. There is no cost for this service, but you MUST be a resident of Flint to use this service.

There are also a number of “pop-up” sites available around the County. Often with little public notice.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and we will update as we can. You can also check the website above.

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