Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health, in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, have come together to create a COVID-19 vaccination clinic that allows large numbers of people to be vaccinated at one central location, DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids. The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic is offering vaccines by appointment only based on vaccine availability.
The size and configuration of DeVos Place is well suited for a large-scale undertaking of this kind. The site was selected because it is on bus routes, accessible by multiple interstate highways, has adequate parking and is centrally located. At this time, individuals aged 16 and up are eligible for vaccination.
The Kent County Health Department, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health also will continue to offer vaccine clinics at their respective locations across the region and will continue to increase appointments at those sites based on availability of vaccine.
Vaccines will be provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, visit wmvaccineclinic.org. If you are unable to use the online tools to schedule your appointment, call 833.755.0696. Call volumes are extremely high. Registering online is the fastest, easiest and preferred method. Only use the phone line if you are eligible for a vaccine and do not have access to the internet. This will allow those who are most in need to reach our team.
- Visitor Information
In an effort to keep the number of people onsite to a minimum, individuals scheduled for an appointment are asked to come to DeVos Place by themselves unless they need assistance or require a legal guardian or a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, to accompany them. Vaccine recipients are asked to wait in an observation area for 15 minutes after inoculation. Childcare is not available onsite, however scheduled adults with children will be allowed to enter the vaccination clinic so that as many eligible adults can be vaccinated as possible. Masks and social distancing will be required. Individuals with appointments will be asked to arrive promptly at their scheduled time to avoid unnecessary delays.
Parking will be available in the ramp under DeVos Place, which is accessible from Michigan St and Lyon St. Additional parking options will be identified as people are contacted with their appointment information.
- Bus routes
DeVos Place can be reached by taking the Silver Line, Laker Line and #11 Plainfield bus routes.
Organizers are looking for volunteers to assist in various roles at the clinic. For more information about how to sign up for volunteer opportunities please visit vaccinatewestmi.com/volunteer.