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Page updated 5/10/21

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) 240-7925 to reschedule.

COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling:
Online scheduling now open to any Monroe County resident/worker age 18 and older; Pfizer clinics open to ages 16 and older
  • Click the YELLOW icons below (as appointments are available) to schedule online
    • For scheduling by phone: Call 734-240-7925 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
    • Appointments required; walk-in appointments only available where noted
  • Scheduling second dose appointments: DO NOT use the online links to schedule - Call our scheduling line at 734-240-7925 for assistance
  • Important note on age: 16 and 17 year old individuals are ONLY eligible to schedule appointments for the Pfizer vaccine (as available).
    If no Pfizer vaccine dates are listed for online scheduling below, 16 or 17 year old individuals may preregister to be contacted once Pfizer becomes available again by clicking the GREEN icon below.
    • Anyone under age 18 is REQUIRED to have a parent or legal guardian accompany them at their scheduled appointments.
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. Please park on the north (S. Custer Road) side of the building near the flag pole, then enter the vestibule and call the number posted on the interior door. An MCHD staff person will meet you at the door with the applicable paperwork for completion. Please be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card with you to the MCHD. For additional information, please see our press release.

For information about COVID-19 vaccinations from ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, please visit
www.promedica.org/covid/vaccines.

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MCHD Vaccine Clinic Info
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Who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine through the MCHD clinics?

  • All Monroe County residents and/or workers age 18 and older
    • Individuals age 16 and 17 are ONLY eligible to schedule an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine. Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in ages 16 and up at this time.
    • If no Pfizer vaccine dates are currently available, preregistration forms can be submitted for 16 and 17 year olds to be contacted once supply is available in the future (see link below)

How do I schedule an appointment?

Directly Schedule an Appointment Online

Monroe County, MICHIGAN residents and/or workers age 18 and older interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can click the YELLOW icon(s) below to schedule an appointment when timeslots are available. You will not see a yellow icon below if appointments are currently unavailable; walk-in appointments (when available) will not require an appointment in advance.

Only schedule ONE appointment time per individual. Make sure to click the “Make Appointment” button on after selecting a time and providing your contact information in order to confirm your slot. If you are looking to schedule or reschedule a second dose appointment, DO NOT use the online links to schedule - Call our scheduling line at 734-240-7925 for assistance.

WALK-IN single dose Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+) clinics @ Monroe County Community College - No appointment needed:
-Monday, May 10, 2021: 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Monroe County Community College
-Tuesday, May 11, 2021: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Monroe County Community College

APPOINTMENT-ONLY Thursday, May 13, 2021 clinic @ Monroe County Health Department - Appointments REQUIRED:
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Age 16 or 17: Preregistration Option (If Pfizer Unavailable for Online Scheduling)

**IMPORTANT** Preregistration is optional for individuals who are currently ages 16 and 17 ONLY. We will remove any preregistration forms submitted for individuals age 15 or younger OR age 18 or older.

  • We are NOT accepting preregistration forms from individuals who have not yet turned 16. Individuals need to wait until their 16th birthday in order to submit a preregistration form to be contacted for an appointment once Pfizer becomes available.
  • We are NOT accepting preregistration forms from individuals age 18 and older at this time, even if the clinic links to schedule online are currently full. If you are 18 or older, please check back on our website regularly as move appointments will be added.
  • There may be specific clinics where we know we are receiving Pfizer and a 16 or 17 year old can be directly scheduled online. In these situations, we will specifically note that on the YELLOW appointment scheduling icons above (icons appear when appointments are available).
  • 16 and 17 year old individuals are REQUIRED to bring a parent or legal guardian with them to their scheduled vaccination appointment.

At this time, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for use in for ages 16 & 17. Preregistrations for individuals age 16 and 17 will allow us to contact individuals directly to schedule an appointment once we confirm the State will be allocating more Pfizer vaccine to us. To preregister a 16 or 17 year old individual to receive Pfizer once available, please click the GREEN icon below.  

This preregistration form is NOT AN APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATION.
Only submit this preregistration form ONCE. Submitting duplicate entries will not speed up the process in getting an appointment.

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

     1) MCCC: Health Education Building (gymnasium building) at Monroe County Community College (555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI, 48161)
         *If you received your first dose appointment at MCCC, your second dose appointment will also take place at the community college

     2) MCHD: Monroe County Health Department (2353 S. Custer Road, Monroe, MI, 48161)
         -Park near the west (Herr Road) side of the building, near the yellow flag
         -Call 734-240-7830 upon arrival and a staff person will come to assist you

     3) Special Clinics: In the event of a special clinic, address details will be provided

DO NOT CALL the Monroe County Community College for updates or questions. Please call our MCHD COVID-19 Hotline at 734-240-7860 if you have questions about COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

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

  • A driver’s license (or other form of ID)
  • 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) 240-7925 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.
  • Wheelchairs and assistance from volunteers will be available for individuals 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 What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19 page from the CDC.


MCHD Vaccination Clinic FAQs

SCHEDULING QUESTIONS

Can individuals ages 16-17 preregister for vaccination appointments through MCHD at this time?
Yes - However, appointments for individuals ages 16-17 cannot be guaranteed and are dependent on the type of vaccine we receive from the State. At this time, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for use in individuals under age 18. Because we have received Pfizer inconsistently, we recommend also registering individuals ages 16-17 for vaccination through additional providers (such as their healthcare providers, local pharmacies, grocery store pharmacies, etc.).

There may be specific clinics where we know we are receiving Pfizer and a 16 or 17 year old can be directly scheduled online. In these situations, we will specifically note that on the YELLOW appointment scheduling icons above.

PLEASE NOTE: No vaccines are authorized at this time for individuals under age 16. Please do not preregister an individual until their 16th birthday or later.

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 would like to cancel you appointment with us after confirming an appointment elsewhere, please call 734-240-7925 or email covidvaccine@monroemi.org to let us know.

What phone number will appear if you are contacting me via phone regarding any questions or issues?
When contacting individuals via phone, our phone number will show up as COUNTY OF MONROE (734-240-7000).

CLINIC QUESTIONS


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

Yes - We have multiple wheelchairs available for use at Monroe County Community College as well as 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) 240-7925 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) 240-7925 to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

MCHD vaxx 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 - V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
• CHOP - Questions and Answers About COVID-19 Vaccines

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Michigan Resources

MDHHS - COVID-19 Vaccine Page
MDHHS - COVID Vaccine Dashboard
MDHHS - COVID-19 Vaccines Frequently Asked Questions
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 - What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC - What to Expect At Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19
FDA - COVID-19 Vaccines
Janssen/Johnson & Johnson - Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Recipients
Moderna - Overview for Vaccine Recipients
Pzfier and BioNTech - Facts About Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 Vaccine

For general information, please see our Coronavirus Disease 2019 page
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