Where do I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Michigan is open to anyone 5 years old and up. Call your primary care physician, local health department (listed below), or local retail pharmacy to determine availability for yourself, your child, or a family member. If you have barriers to internet access or other constraints, please call 2-1-1 or the Aging Hotline at 231-715-5557.

Please Note: At this time, appointments for kids ages 5-11 may be limited due to high demand. Appointments will be added as more vaccines become available for this age group. Your patience is very appreciated.

Northern Michigan Health Departments

Click on the link for the health department nearest you below to make an appointment or learn more about clinics that may be available.

Other vaccination locations may include:

  • Your family doctor, primary care provider, or pediatrician. If you need help finding a provider, please contact Ask-A-Nurse at 231-935-0951.
  • CVS Pharmacies (select stores): Visit CVS.com to schedule your vaccine.
  • Meijer Pharmacies (by appointment): Visit clinic.meijer.com or text COVID to 75049 for more information.
  • Rite Aid Pharmacies (select stores): Visit riteaid.com/Covid-19 for more information.
  • Walgreens Pharmacies (select stores): Visit walgreens.com for more information.
  • Walmart: appointments and walk-ins available. Visit Walmart.com/covidvaccine to learn more.
  • Veterans may contact the Veterans Administration for vaccine registration assistance. Call 1-800-406-5143.
  • Find other vaccine providers near you at vaccinefinder.org.

All appointments need to be scheduled at one of the locations listed above. Need more information on where to go for the type of care you need? Learn more in our latest Munson Minutes video on where to go for care.

Is the vaccine safe for kids 5-11?

The FDA and CDC have approved emergency authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for kids ages 5-11. Five of our expert pediatricians weigh in on safety, needle fear, and more on the blog. Click below to learn more.

Is the COVID-9 Vaccine Safe for Kids?


What if an elderly family member lacks Internet access or has connectivity issues?

Please call the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan (AAANM)/UW Senior Hotline for assistance at 231-715-5557. AAANM is here to support older adults, families, and caregivers. 211 Michigan can also connect you to help of all kinds 24/7/365. Please dial 2-1-1 or 844-875-9211.

Will I get to choose which vaccine I receive?

All of the available COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at protecting you and your family from severe forms of the disease. If you feel strongly one specific vaccine is right for you, please make sure to confirm your vaccination location has available appointments with the vaccine you prefer.

As a local employer, how can I arrange vaccine appointments for my employees?

Employers should visit the local health department website representing your region and follow published instructions.

Will I need to pay to receive a COVID-19 vaccine? What will it cost?

Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given at no cost. COVID-19 providers agree to administer vaccines regardless of your ability to pay and regardless of insurance coverage status. However, vaccine providers will be able to charge administration fees for giving or administering the shot.

Will tribal populations receive the vaccine?

Yes. The vaccine will be administered to tribal members through their tribal health clinics.

Will migrant workers receive the vaccine?

Yes. Local health departments will coordinate with Federally Qualified Health Centers and other providers to administer the vaccine.

What can I do to protect myself and loved ones from getting COVID-19 while I wait for my turn?

Avoid COVID-19 Today (ACT) by taking these science-backed precautions: 

  • Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination(s) as soon as you are able.
  • Wear a mask around others outside your immediate household. 
  • Avoid crowds and gatherings.
  • Maintain a 6-foot-plus distance between yourself and others you do not live with.
  • Continue to practice frequent handwashing.