Calvin University approved as COVID-19 vaccination site

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 15:34:39-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has approved Calvin University Health Services as a COVID-19 vaccination site.

Calvin is the first university campus clinic in West Michigan to receive approval, according to a news release Friday.

“We are grateful that the state of Michigan sees us as a trusted partner in keeping our community safe,” said Dr. Laura Champion, the university’s medical director.

Though approved, the university still has to wait to receive its allotment of vaccinations before being able to administer them to eligible populations.

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“When Calvin University won the college flu shot challenge consecutively for two or three years in a row, the state health department came out to present us with the award, and while they were here, they did a site visit,” Champion said. “They were impressed with the setup her at Calvin.”

Champion is also part of the Vaccinate West Michigan Collaboration Task Force.