Need a COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s how to get one in Greater Lansing

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The Ingham County Health Department and other local healthcare providers receive a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines each week. Those eligible for shots include law enforcement, firefighters, shelter staff, corrections officers, teachers, and childcare and agriculture workers.

Anyone age 50 or older; parents and caregivers of children with special health care needs; and anyone ages of 16-49 with a medical condition are also eligible. And beginning Monday (April 5), those over 16 will become eligible regardless of their health.

Those who live or work in Ingham County can register directly with the Ingham County Health Department.

Visit hd.ingham.org to register and get in line to schedule an appointment. Health Department appointments are also being scheduled through clinics at Forest Community Health Center, Birch Community Health Center and New Hope Community Health Center in Lansing.

Residents are also encouraged to register for the vaccine with multiple providers. Call 517-887-4623 or email covidvaccine@ingham.org for additional vaccine assistance.

The Capital Area Transportation Authority, Eaton County Transportation Authority and Clinton Transit are also setting up mobile vaccine clinics for people with disabilities, those who are homebound and anyone else who may be having difficulty getting to their local vaccine clinics.

Contact CATA at 517-394-2282, Eatran at 517-543-4087 or Clinton Transit at 989-224-8127.

Cristo Rey Community Center will also be able to distribute about 200 COVID-19 vaccines per month under a pilot program with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. People at high risk for severe illness or death are eligible. Transportation is available.

Here are a few other options in Greater Lansing:

Sparrow Health System

Drive-thru vaccine appointments near the Frandor Shopping Center are available through the MySparrow portal by visiting mychart.sparrow.org or by calling 877-205-1300.

Sparrow Health System also recently announced plans for a series of mobile vaccine clinics across Lansing, including from 1-5 p.m. on April 12 and May 24 at Allen Neighborhood Center; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 26 at Michigan Therapeutic Consultants and 1-5 p.m. on May 10 at Advent House Ministries. Visit sparrow.org/mobileclinic for more details about how to sign up.

Meijer

Those looking for a shot at a local Meijer clinic can visit clinic.meijer.com to set up an appointment.

Alternatively, residents can call their local meijer or text “COVID” to 75049.

Hometown Pharmacy

Visit hometownpharmacy.com/retail/vaccinations to register for an appointment. Locations in the Greater Lansing region include pharmacies in Jackson, Stockbridge, DeWitt and Bellevue.

Kroger

Visit kroger.com/rx/covid-eligibility or call 866-211-5320 to register for a vaccine appointment.

Walgreens

Call 1-800-925-4733 or visit walgreens.com and create a pharmacy account to register for a vaccine. All of McLaren Greater Lansing’s state-allocated doses of the vaccine are being routed through Walgreens, which is reportedly handling all scheduling and vaccine administration.

Rite Aid

Visit riteaid.com and follow the instructions on the top of the page to register for a vaccination.

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