COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
BCHD is currently offering the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. You will be able to choose which type of vaccine you will receive before scheduling an appointment. Note: those ages 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine with written parental consent. Children under 16 must have a parent or guardian present.
Save time and complete your registration paperwork before your appointment!
The CDC has recommended booster doses for certain populations and age groups. BCHD will be providing regular doses for those ages 12+ during walk-in clinics on Tuesdays in Benton Harbor from 3-6 p.m. and Thursdays in Niles from 4-6 p.m. Parents or guardians are required to schedule appointments for children ages 5-15. Booster doses are currently available for those ages 16+. Starting January 11th, BCHD will be providing booster doses to ages 12-15 during our Tuesday and Thursday vaccine clinics.
Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are currently available as boosters. Please bring your vaccination record card with you to your appointment for a 2nd dose or booster vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are also available from many other providers and pharmacies.
WHICH COVID-19 BOOSTER CAN/SHOULD I GET?
If you received:
|Johnson & Johnson|
Teens 12-17 years old
|At least 5 months after completing primary vaccination series|
At least 5 months after completing primary vaccination series
|At least 2 months after receiving first vaccination|
|Adults 18+ can receive any U.S.-approved vaccine|
Teens should stay consistent and receive the Pfizer vaccine booster
Any U.S.-approved vaccine
|Any U.S.-approved vaccine|
Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard:
The COVID-19 vaccines are critical in slowing the spread of the virus and helping our community recover from the pandemic. Stopping this pandemic will require using all our tools: handwashing, masks, social distancing, anti-viral medications and vaccines to reduce the risk of infection, severe illness and death. 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
All Michiganders age 5 and up are eligible and encouraged to receive a vaccine.
>Adults over the age of 65 will continue to be prioritized for vaccination, if they have not already received it. 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.
InterCare Community Health Network
COVID-19 vaccination is available at the InterCare Benton Harbor location (800 M-139, Benton Harbor) Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. without an appointment for anyone 12 years old and up. They are also available at the Eau Claire location (6270 W. Main Street, Eau Claire) Mon-Fri from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (no appointment needed for anyone 12 years and older. For questions, call (855) 869-6900.
Vans Pharmacy: Complete the registration process online.
Meijer Pharmacy: Complete the registration process online.
Walgreens: Schedule vaccination appointment(s)
Many other area pharmacies as well as primary care physicians are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents are encouraged to call their local pharmacy or doctor to inquire about vaccine availability.
Need help getting to your vaccine appointment? Contact the Disability Network of Southwest Michigan for assistance: COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance | Disability Network Southwest Michigan (dnswm.org) or direct contact for calling: (269) 345-1516 x 111.