COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Update

Page updated October 12, 2021

Vaccine Booster Shots

Booster shot appointments can be scheduled online through the MyUofMHealth patient portal. If you do not have a portal account you can schedule an appointment by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Call Center at 734-763-6336 (select option 1, then option 2 to speak with an agent) 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Boosters are also available through retail pharmaices and local health departments. Visit www.vaccines.gov for help in finding other vaccine providers near you.

Who should get a booster?

The CDC recommends you should receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine if you are:

  • Age 65 and older and residents in long-term care settings
  • Age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions

You may receive a booster of the Pfizer vaccine if you are:

  • Age 18-49 with underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting

Currently, boosters are only recommended and available to those who have received the Pfizer vaccine, and should be given at least 6 months after you have completed your initial vaccine series.

Please note: Third dose vaccines for patients with compromised immunity are available in both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines (see below).

More detail about boosters is available on the CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations page of the CDC website.

Third Vaccine Doses for Patients with Compromised Immunity

The CDC recommends patients with compromised immunity who have received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine receive a third dose at least 28 days after your second dose. More information about who should get a third dose and how to schedule a third dose is available on our COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ page.

More on Our Health Blog

Learn about what the new recommendations mean for everyone in our Michigan Health Blog post, "Should you get a third dose of COVID vaccine?"

Scheduling a Vaccination Appointment

Who: Anyone with a Michigan Medicine medical record number (MRN). If you are not an established Michigan Medicine patient, please call 734-936-4990 to set up an MRN before calling to schedule your appointment.

How: Appointments can be scheduled online through the MyUofMHealth patient portal. If you do not have a portal account you can schedule an appointment by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Call Center at 734-763-6336 (select option 1, then option 2 to speak with an agent) 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

See the sections below for specific information about second and third dose appointments, boosters and vaccinations for adolescents and children.

Second and Third Dose Appointments

Who: Michigan Medicine can give a vaccine to someone eligible for their second or third dose, even if the individual did not receive their first dose from Michigan Medicine. Proof of prior COVID-19 vaccination must be provided.

How: To schedule a second dose vaccine, you must first contact our COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Call Center at 734-763-6336 (select option 1, then option 2 to speak with an agent) to confirm that you have received a first dose and have your medical record updated so that a second dose appointment request can be issued. From there, you can schedule over the phone or online through our MyUofMHealth patient portal.

Third dose appointments for patients with compromised immunity can be scheduled online through the MyUofMHealth patient portal. If you do not have a portal account you can schedule an appointment by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Call Center at 734-763-6336 (select option 1, then option 2 to speak with an agent) 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. You must be able to provide documentation of vaccination at your vaccine appointment.

Second and third dose vaccines are also widely available at local pharmacies. See our Finding Vaccines page for tips on how to find a vaccine appointment in your area.

Booster Shot Appointments

Booster shot appointments can be scheduled online through the MyUofMHealth patient portal. If you do not have a portal account you can schedule an appointment by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Call Center at 734-763-6336 (select option 1, then option 2 to speak with an agent) 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Boosters are also available through retail pharmaices and local health departments. Visit www.vaccines.gov for help in finding other vaccine providers near you.

Vaccinations for Adolescents and Children

Who: The FDA has expanded emergency use authorization for individuals as young as 12 years old to receive the Pfizer vaccine. (Adolescents and children under age 18 with compromised immunity are eligible for third doses, but booster shots are only available for those 18 and older.)

How: Visit our COVID-19 Vaccines for Adolescents & Children page to learn more.

Vaccine Clinic Locations

Our U-M North Campus Research Complex clinic is offering appointments for the Pfizer vaccine, and our Brighton Health Center vaccine clinic is offering appointments for the Moderna vaccine. We are also offering vaccine appointments at our Northville location. See the Your Vaccination Appointment page for maps and other details specific to these locations.

If You Have Been Vaccinated Elsewhere

If you are a Michigan Medicine patient who has been vaccinated by a non-Michigan Medicine provider, we ask that you complete a short questionnaire, available in your MyUofMHealth patient portal account, to let us know.

This is especially important for patients who were vaccinated through the VA or by out-of-state providers and helps ensure your vaccination records are up-to-date. For complete details on how to find the questionnaire, see our Finding Vaccines page under "How to Let Us Know if You Have Been Vaccinated Elsewhere"

About the University of Michigan Vaccine Requirement

The University of Michigan announced on July 30 it is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all U-M students, faculty and staff, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30.

Visit the press release on the University Record website for more details and the complete announcement.

For Michigan Medicine employees, visit the Required COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs on the Michigan Medicine Headlines website for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Michigan Medicine by the Numbers

As of end of day, Monday, October 11, 2021

Total COVID-19 Vaccine Doses at Michigan Medicine: 153,887*

Number of Individuals Fully Vaccinated Through Michigan Medicine: 73,948

*Does not include third doses

State of Michigan data: For detailed vaccine distribution data by region and county within the state of Michigan, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard page on the Michigan.gov site.

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