COVID-19 Vaccine Information

We know you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions. We’ll update information when available.

There is no cost to you to receive the vaccine, no matter where you get it.

Michigan residents can find vaccines near them by texting their zip code to 438829 or calling 211.

Here are some of the state’s health systems and resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the COVID-19 vaccine important?

The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in fighting the coronavirus. Getting vaccinated protects you. It may also protect the people around you, like those at increased risk for severe illness related to COVID-19.

For more information on the benefits of the vaccine and how it can stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the CDC website or State of Michigan website.

If you have questions related to a specific health condition, please contact your doctor.

Who is eligible to get the vaccine?

The state of Michigan has ordered a phased rollout of the vaccine. These phases are based on things like age, job and level of risk for getting COVID-19.  

Everyone age 12 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Michigan.

Visit the State of Michigan website for the latest info.

Is there a time limit for me to get the vaccine?

No. You can schedule your shot at any time.

Where is the vaccine available?

Health systems and public health departments across Michigan have created sites to give the vaccine. See list above.

A list of vaccine places is also posted on the State of Michigan website.

You must schedule an appointment to get a shot.

How do I schedule a vaccine appointment?

To get a vaccine, you must schedule an appointment. Many health systems are scheduling appointments online. Visit the website of your local health system or health department to see how they’re scheduling appointments. See list above. 

Should I expect delays in scheduling my vaccine appointment?

There should be no delays in scheduling the vaccine. There are enough vaccines for everyone.

Is there a cost to get the vaccine?

There’s no cost to you to receive the vaccine. You’ll be asked to show your HAP CareSource insurance card. But you won’t be billed any copays or other costs for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Additional resources from the State

Here are some additional resources from the State of Michigan: