Join Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) in spreading community immunity! 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 vaccines to health care providers across Michigan began in December 2020, and are now available for all Michigan citizens over the age of 12.

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.

Incentives for Members

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  • UPHP members* who get their first shot of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, between July 1-31, 2021, will be automatically eligible to win one of ten $1,000 Visa gift cards. Drawings will take place during the month of August 2021. Members will be notified of winnings and have 10 business days to claim prizes. *For Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, and CSHCS members ages 18+ only.
  • MI Shot to Win: ‘MI Shot to Win’ is a statewide sweepstakes to encourage more Michiganders to get their COVID-19 vaccine. These giveaways will offer vaccinated residents the opportunity to win a combined total of more than $5 million in cash and nine $55,000 college scholarships. Visit for official rules of the contest and to enter.
  • Pharmacy Specific Incentives

Learn Where You Can Get the Vaccine

Most COVID-19 vaccines will be scheduled by appointment only, but more “walk-in” clinics are becoming available. Additionally, county health departments are offering in-home vaccinations for individuals who are unable to leave their homes. Contact your local health department for more information.

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

All Michigan citizens ages 12 and older are now 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: 07/29/2021