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COVID-19 Vaccine

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Page updated 11/23/21

Reminder: DO NOT attend your COVID-19 vaccine appointment if you are currently experiencing any symptoms of illness, are in quarantine or isolation, or are awaiting test results. In any of these situations, please call (734) 240-7830 to reschedule.

COVID-19 Booster Appts. Open for Eligible Individuals Ages 18+
@ Monroe County Health Department;
Pfizer Vaccine Now Available for Ages 5-11

- Call 734-240-7830 to Schedule
See below for info on who qualifies for Pfizer/Moderna/J&J booster doses at this time
and who qualifies as immunocompromised to receive an additional dose

List of Monroe County Pharmacies Offering COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments


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How do I schedule an appointment?
Please call 734-240-7830 to schedule an appointment @ Monroe County Health Department
(Available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)


What should I expect at the appointment?
COVID-19 vaccination clinic appointments will take place at the following sites, as listed when scheduling:

     -MCHD: Monroe County Health Department (2353 S. Custer Road, Monroe, MI, 48161)

     -Special Clinics: In the event of a special clinic, address and location details will be provided

Before You Arrive
For those registered for an appointment, please be sure to bring:

  • A driver’s license (or other form of ID, such as an insurance card, utility bill, birth certificate, etc.)
  • A face mask
Please do not arrive for your appointment if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, loss of taste/smell, cough, shortness of breath, or any other COVID-19 symptoms – see CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus for complete list). 

DO NOT attend your COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you are in quarantine, isolation, or awaiting test results.
Please call (734) 240-7830 if you need to cancel or reschedule for any reason.


At Your Appointment
Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

  • Masks MUST be worn for the duration of the appointment indoors
  • Accommodations and assistance will be available for those with mobility issues
  • Temperatures will be taken and COVID-19 screening questions will be asked upon arrival 
  • You will be asked to wait 15-30 minutes after receiving your vaccination to be monitored before being able to leave the building

For general information, please see the Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine page from the CDC.


MCHD Vaccination Clinic FAQs

SCHEDULING QUESTIONS

Can children and adolescents ages 5-17 get vaccinated through MCHD at this time?
11/4/2021 Press Release - MCHD Offering Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

Yes - However, at this time, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for use in individuals under age 18. The Pfizer vaccine is administered as a two-dose series, three weeks apart. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccine.

PLEASE NOTE: No vaccines are authorized at this time for individuals under age 5. Please do not schedule an individual until their 5th birthday or later. We will provide updates for the public as soon as vaccine eligibility opens to additional age groups.

It is important for parents or guardians to inform the vaccination provider about the child’s medical conditions prior to receiving the vaccine, including if your child:
•    has any allergies
•    has had myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart) 
•    has a fever
•    has a bleeding disorder or is on a blood thinner
•    is immunocompromised or is on a medicine that affects your child’s immune system 
•    has ever fainted in association with an injection

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children and adolescents, please see this information from the CDC and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Do minors need consent to receive vaccinations?
Yes - Minors who are eligible for vaccination will need a parent and/or legal guardian to accompany them to their appointment in order to provide consent to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

I was able to schedule an appointment elsewhere and would like to cancel my appointment with MCHD - Who should I contact?
If you need to cancel you appointment with us after confirming an appointment elsewhere, please call 734-240-7830 to let us know.

What phone number will appear if you are contacting me via phone regarding any questions or issues?
If we need to contact an individual via phone, our phone number will show up as COUNTY OF MONROE (734-240-7000).

Who is eligible to receive a booster dose at this time?
11/23/2021 Press Release: COVID-19 Booster Doses Now Available for Monroe County Residents Ages 18+
All three COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. now have booster guidance. Eligible individuals may prefer a different vaccine type for their booster dose from what they originally received. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. 

All adults ages 18 and older who received an mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 primary vaccine are eligible for a booster dose AT LEAST SIX MONTHS or more after their initial series.

All adults ages 18 years and older who received a single dose of the J&J (Janssen) vaccine are eligible for a booster dose AT LEAST TWO MONTHS or more after completing their primary series.

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Who qualifies as immunocompromised to receive a third vaccine dose at this time?
The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) is now providing a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to specific populations following the initial 2-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series. Data has found evidence of reduced immune response to the 2-dose vaccine series in some groups of immunocompromised individuals. The third dose should be considered for those individuals with moderate to severe immune compromise due to specific medical conditions, immunocompromised or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.

If you are moderately to severely immune compromised and have already received 2 doses of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), please call 734-240-7830 to schedule your appointment to receive your additional dose. The additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be administered at least 28 days after the completion of the initial 2- dose vaccine series.

These conditions and treatments include but are not limited to:
• Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
• Receipt of solid-organ transplant receiving immunosuppressive therapy
• Stem cell transplant (within 2 years or transplant or taking immunosuppression therapy)
• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, TNF blockers, and other biological agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory

Immunocompromised individuals should be counseled by their healthcare provider about the potential for a reduced immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine and the need to continue to follow current prevention measures such as:
•Wearing a mask
•Staying 6 feet apart from others they don’t live with
•Avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider

CLINIC QUESTIONS


Will assistance be available at the clinic if I have mobility issues?

Yes - We have wheelchairs available for use as well as staff and volunteers happy to be of assistance for any individuals with mobility limitations.

How early should I arrive for my scheduled appointment?
Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. 

Can I still attend my appointment if I am in quarantine as a close contact of a COVID case?
No - If you are currently in your quarantine period as a close contact of a COVID case, call (734) 240-7830 to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Can I still attend my appointment if I am in isolation after testing positive for COVID, or am awaiting COVID test results?
No - If you are currently in isolation after testing positive OR awaiting test results, call (734) 240-7830 to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

GENERAL VACCINE QUESTIONS

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?

We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. Safety is the first priority. The process used to authorize the COVID-19 vaccines is the same proven process that was used to create safe and effective vaccines for the flu, polio, measles, whooping cough and more. While the COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine authorized for use.

This vaccine CANNOT make you sick with COVID-19. This vaccine gives your body a code which helps it recognize the virus, so your body can fight it off in the future. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

More information about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine is available at the CDC and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) website:
• CDC - Information About the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)
• CDC - Information About the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
• CDC - Information About the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine 
• CDC - Vaccine Benefits
• CDC - Vaccine Safety
• CDC - Vaccines for Children and Teens
• CDC - V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
• CHOP - Questions and Answers About COVID-19 Vaccines

vsafe vax pgWhere can I find additional COVID-19 vaccine information?
Michigan Resources

MDHHS - COVID-19 Vaccine Page
MDHHS - COVID Vaccine Dashboard
MDHHS - Provider Guidance and Education
ProMedica - COVID-19 Vaccines

National Resources
CDC - COVID-19 Vaccines
CDC - Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
CDC - V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
CDC - Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC - Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine
FDA - COVID-19 Vaccines

Resources reviewed 11/4/2021

Residents Who Received Vaccine Out of State Encouraged to Update MCHD
MCHD is encouraging any Monroe County resident who received one or both of their COVID-19 vaccines in a state other than Michigan to visit the MCHD so their vaccine can be entered into Michigan’s Immunization Registry. These individuals can visit the Health Department between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays, except holidays.


For information about COVID-19 vaccinations from ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, please visit www.promedica.org/covid/vaccines
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For general information, please see our Coronavirus Disease 2019 page

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