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Spectrum expands eligibility for vaccinations

Spectrum Health
Posted at 4:32 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 16:40:26-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — This comes as a response from Spectrum health to the State of Michigan expanding eligibility for vaccination.

“The vaccine is a significant step forward in moving beyond the pandemic and ending the suffering and death so many have experienced because of COVID-19,” said Darryl Elmouchi, MD, President, Spectrum Health West Michigan “We are honored to be helping to distribute the vaccine in collaboration with area health departments and community partners. We are seeing overwhelming demand for the vaccine and ask for the community’s patience as we work as quickly as possible to schedule appointments and set up additional clinics. We understand that the vaccine represents hope for better days ahead, and a sense of normalcy for our lives and the economy.”

Vaccination clinics will be launched by Spectrum Health by appointment only this week in Grand Rapids, Greenville, Hastings and Zeeland. More locations will open as the vaccine becomes more accessible.

In total Spectrum Health states, they will provide over 21,000 vaccinations publicly in addition to health professionals asked to vaccinate i.e. doctors, dentists, and staff. Scheduling will occur as doses are received by Spectrum Health.

Information on scheduling can be found on Spectrum Health’s website. Those interested in scheduling an appointment are also encouraged to download the Spectrum Health app and sign up for MyChart.