Vaccination

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will help to protect you and those around from getting the virus if you are exposed. The COVID-19 vaccines that have been developed by world-renowned scientists since the start of the pandemic are safe and effective at preventing disease. Distribution of the vaccine to health care providers across Michigan began in December 2020, and as more are produced, will be available to more people in a phased approach.

There is no cost to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are a UPHP Medicaid or MI Health Link member and need help getting to your vaccine appointment, please go to our transportation page to make a request.

Learn Where You Can Get the Vaccine

There are no walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics at this time. All vaccines will be scheduled by appointment only. More information about vaccine sites and how to schedule an appointment (if you are eligible) is available by county below.

  • 2-1-1 UPCAP Call Center
    Appointments available?: Waitlist for Delta/Menominee residents only (as of 1/14/21)
    To make an appointment:
    – Call: 2-1-1 OR (844) 875-9211
  • Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties PHDM
    Location: Bay College – Joseph Heirman University Center
    Appointments available?: Waitlist only (as of 1/14/21)
    To make an appointment:
    – Call (906) 217-8206 or (906) 217-8207

Learn When You Will Be Eligible to Get the Vaccine

Until there are enough vaccines available to the general public, priority will be given to health care providers, essential workers, and vulnerable populations (i.e. individuals 65 years of age and older and individuals 18 years of age or older with high risk medical conditions). Below are the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services phases and tentative implementation schedule.

  • Health Care Workers – December 2020
  • Long-term care residents and staff – January 2021
  • People ages 75+ not covered in 1A – Jan. 11, 2021
  • Frontline state/federal responders – Jan. 11, 2021
  • School and child care staff – Jan. 11, 2021
  • Corrections staff – Jan. 11, 2021
  • Other essential frontline workers – May 2021
  • People ages 65-74 – Jan. 11, 2021
  • People ages 18-64 with COVID-19 risk factors/pre-existing conditions – May 2021
  • All remaining essential workers – could begin as early as May 2021
  • People ages 16-64 not covered in previous phases – could begin as early as June 2021

This information is changing quickly based on vaccine availability. Please check back frequently for updates. For more detailed information, please review the Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Prioritization Guidance.

Learn More About the Vaccine

If you are unsure about getting the vaccine and would like more  information — like how it was developed, safety, distribution, side effects, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) — visit these reliable sources:


Page Last Updated: 01/14/2021