LIST: Upper Michigan COVID-19 vaccination opportunities
Vaccinations are open for everyone 12 and older in Michigan.
UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WLUC) - Opportunities for coronavirus vaccinations continue to expand in Upper Michigan.
This year, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered at the U.P. State Fair in Escanaba, August 16 through August 22. Read more about that opportunity here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety:
- Click here to get answers to your questions about the safety of the vaccine from the MDHHS
- Click here for information from the CDC on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines
- Click here for World Health Organization details on COVID-19 vaccine safety
- Click here to visit the state health department’s coronavirus vaccine page.
- Michigan announced the COVID-19 vaccine can be given to any Michigan resident 16+ beginning April 5.
Below are the latest updates from U.P. health departments and providers:
Marquette County Health Department (updated May 25)
Starting May 17, Marquette County Health Department (MCHD) will be offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments health department building located at 184 US-41 E. in Negaunee Township. Appointment will be available on Mondays and Thursdays:
- Monday Clinic Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The vaccines available are Moderna and J&J.
- Thursday Clinic Hours: 12:45 p.m. to 4:30p.m. The vaccines available are Pfizer and J&J.
MCHD is now offering free, in-home Johnson & Johnson vaccine appointments to the homebound in Marquette County on a weekly basis. To schedule or learn more, please call 906-458-0651
Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft District Health Department (updated May 14)
The LMAS District Health Department says vaccines are currently available in Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft county for any residents who are age 12 or older.
- Alger County: 906-387-2297 - LMAS is holding routine clinics in the Munising office for the Moderna and J&J vaccines.
- Luce County: 906-293-5107 - LMAS is holding routine clinics in the Newberry office for the Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and the Pfizer vaccines. Pfizer will be available for adolescents ages 12-17.
- Mackinac County: 906-643-1100 - LMAS is holding routine clinics in the St. Ignace office for the Moderna, J&J, and the Pfizer vaccines. Pfizer will be available for adolescents ages 12-17.
- Schoolcraft County: 906-341-6951 - LMAS is holding routine clinics in the Manistique office for the Moderna and J&J vaccines.
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (updated May 14)
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is holding routine clinics, offering Pfizer for anyone age 12 and older. Call the SMH hotline to schedule an appointment at 906-341-3775 or fill out the interest form here.
Mackinac Straits Health System (updated May 10)
Beginning May 13, and every other Thursday going forward, Mackinac Straits will be offering the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine for those 18 and older. These vaccinations will be by appointment only between 9:00 a.m. and Noon. The vaccines will be administered in the COVID Vaccine Tent located in the southwest corner of the back parking lot behind the St. Ignace Hospital. Hours may be expanded, if needed. This effort is a community service and there is no charge for the vaccinations.
To make appointments, call 906-328-2159. An informational link can also be found on the LMAS District Health Department website at www.lmasdhd.org.
Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (updated May 4)
Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) is scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for any individual age 16 and older who lives or works in Delta or Menominee counties. Due to the decrease in demand for the vaccine PHDM will only be offering first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at in-house immunization clinics. Second dose clinics are still scheduled in Delta County at Bay College and in Menominee County at the Pullman House during the month of May.
For information about Pfizer appointments for 16 and 17 year olds, click here. To get an appointment, please sign-up on the PHDM website and on PHDM’s Facebook page, or call 906-786-4111 or 906-863-4451.
Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (updated April 29)
The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (DIDHD) has noticed a decrease in demand for the COVID-19 vaccine. DIDHD is transitioning away from off-site mass clinics. The health department still plans to offer COVID vaccines to those individuals seeking an appointment. Appointments are necessary. To schedule online visit www.didhd.org or call 906-774-1868 or 906-265-9913. Learn more by checking out the DIDHD’s website or Facebook page.
Appointments for Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available. The vaccine is available to anyone over the age of 16 (Pfizer) or age 18 (Moderna and Johnson & Johnson).
Western U.P. Health Department (updated April 20)
Western U.P. residents can visit https://coppercountrystrong.com/vaccine to locate a provider in their area. Those without computer access should call 211 or their healthcare provider for assistance in scheduling an appointment.
The WUPHD is scheduling appointments for clinics in the community. To make an appointment, check out this page on the WUPHD website.
Chippewa County Health Department (updated April 20)
Chippewa County Health Department has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available online at chippewahd.com. Those without internet access or capability, can call 906-635-3640.
Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (updated April 20)
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has expanding its COVID-19 vaccination to a larger demographic. Vaccinations can now be given to anyone who served in the military, as well as their caregivers and spouses. This is part of the SAVE LIVES act, which was signed by President Biden on March 24. The expanded eligibility includes National Guard and Reserve, CHAMPVA beneficiaries, and all categories of veterans regardless of Character of Discharge. The expanded authority does depend on the supply of COVID-19 vaccines. Veterans who are enrolled in VA care will continue to be prioritized.
The VA says it is regularly scheduling COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Iron Mountain and at seven community-based outpatient clinics in the U.P. and Northern Wisconsin. VA outpatient locations include Hancock, Ironwood, Manistique, Marquette, Menominee, and Sault Ste. Marie. There is also a VA outpatient location in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
Anyone who is newly eligible for a vaccine can go to va.gov to register. The medical center will contact those eligible when the vaccine is available. Registration can also be done over the phone at 906-774-3300 ext. 33115.
More registration options:
- Helen Newberry Joy Hospital: 906-293-9288
- Lac Vieux Desert Health Center
- Sault Tribe Health Division
- Snyder’s Drug Stores
- Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
This story will be updated as information is released from other Upper Michigan health departments.
For continued updates from TV6 & FOX UP, check out our story, “Tracking the coronavirus in Upper Michigan.”
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