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. You can also search vaccine locations on the following websites: 

If you need assistance finding a vaccine in your area, you may also contact:

  • MDHHS Covid-19 Hotline & 211 Call Center: Dial 2-1-1 or (888) 535-6136

Learn When You Will Be Eligible to Get the Vaccine

Effective April 5, 2021, all Michigan citizens ages 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Below are the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services phases and 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
  • Prioritized frontline responders – Jan. 11, 2021
  • School and child care staff – Jan. 11, 2021
  • Corrections staff – Jan. 11, 2021
  • Agriculture and food processing workers – March 1, 2020
  • Other essential frontline workers – April 2021
  • People ages 65-74 years – Jan. 11, 2021
  • People ages 50-64 years with disabilities/pre-existing conditions – March 8, 2021
  • Caregivers/family members ages 16+ of children with special health care needs – March 8, 2021
  • People ages 16-49 years with disabilities/pre-existing conditions – March 22, 2021
  • Remaining essential workers – April 5, 2021
  • People ages 50-64 years not covered above – March 22, 2021
  • People ages 16-49 years not covered above – April 5, 2021

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: 04/8/2021