GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic set up in a DeVos Place exhibition hall is now open to the public, and will be able to vaccinate upwards of 20,000 people a day once there is a consistent supply of the vaccine.
You must fill out an online screening questionnaire in order to get an appointment at the clinic. Walk-ins are not accepted.
Officials chose DeVos Place because of its convenient location and large size. Parking fees near the center will even be waived initially.
“Today we're doing 480 appointments," Dr Adam London, with the Kent County Health Department, said Monday.
"We're testing the system today, we're trying to make sure we have everything working really well, and we're going to increase the number each day.”
By the end of this first week, they expect to vaccinate about 8,000 people. Eventually, when there is a steady supply of the vaccine, the clinic will be able to poke about 20,000 people a day.
Unfortunately, local health officials still don't have a reliable timeline for when they will receive future shipments of the vaccine.
“We know at some point that vaccine dam is going to break, and when that does happen, we don't want to be scrambling in that moment to make something like this available,” Dr London told FOX 17.
Before getting an appointment, you have to fill out a questionnaire HERE.
After completing that with your personal information, the Health Department will reach back out to you with a date and time for your appointment.