Our Vaccine Scheduling Process

COVID-19 appointments are managed exclusively through our COVID-19 vaccine team to ensure that vaccines are being administered as quickly and fairly as possible. Please do not call or message your provider about scheduling a vaccine appointment.

NOTE: Vaccines are widely available now in communities throughout Michigan, including at Michigan Medicine for both established patients and non-Michigan Medicine patients. We encourage you to get your COVID-19 vaccine  wherever you first have the opportunity. Visit our Finding Vaccines in Your Area page for more tips and resources for getting vaccinated.

Questions and Answers About Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment

How can an established Michigan Medicine patient request an invitation to schedule a vaccination appointment?

All Michigan Medicine patients who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are now able to schedule vaccine appointments through Michigan Medicine.

You can schedule your appointment online through the MyUofMHealth patient portal. Patients who are not registered portal users can call 734-763-6336.

Individuals who are not current Michigan Medicine patients must establish a Michigan Medicine medical record number (MRN) in order to schedule an appointment. Call our patient registration team at 734-936-4990 to set up an MRN.

How will I receive my invitation to schedule my vaccination appointment?

All Michigan Medicine patients age 16 and older should now have received an invitation to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. If you have not received an invitation to schedule a vaccine and have concerns, please see the question just below, "What should I do I haven't received an invitation to be vaccinated?"

What should I do if I haven't received an invitation to be vaccinated?

If you haven’t received an invitation to be vaccinated and believe you should have, please consider the following:

Did you get vaccinated somewhere else in the State of Michigan?If you were vaccinated in the State of Michigan (excluding the VA), your vaccination record was entered into a statewide immunization database (MCIR) that securely connects with our electronic medical record system. If your medical record shows that you have been vaccinated through another provider in the State of Michigan, you will not receive an invitation to be vaccinated at Michigan Medicine. This helps us move on to offer other patients vaccination once we have the reassurance that you have already received your immunization.

Are you an established Michigan Medicine patient? The State of Michigan is allocating vaccine to hospitals based on a formula that factors in the number of patients they have. For this reason, right now we are only offering vaccine appointment invitations to patients who are currently under the care of a Michigan Medicine provider. For the most part, this would include anyone seen by a Michigan Medicine provider in the last 2-3 years. This may not include individuals who only visited one of our locations for a blood draw or a radiology procedure such as an x-ray or MRI.

Have you checked the patient portal to be sure you don’t have an open invitation? If you've received an invitation to schedule your vaccination appointment, it will be viewable on the MyUofMHealth patient portal. Log in to your portal account to find the appointment scheduling message on your home page, click the blue "Schedule Now" button, and then follow the steps to choose a location, date and time for your appointment.

For a detailed guide to scheduling your appointment, including screenshots of the patient portal, view or download the Scheduling Your COVID-19 Vaccine PDF.

If none of the above descriptions apply to you ... If you have not been vaccinated elsewhere, have been under the care of a Michigan Medicine provider in the last 2 years, and have checked your portal account to be sure you don’t have an open invitation, you can call our hotline at 734-763-6336 for assistance.

You can also check out our Finding Vaccines page for tips on how to find a vaccine appointment in your area.

How do I schedule a vaccination appointment using the MyUofMHealth patient portal?

Log in to the MyUofMHealth patient portal, find the appointment scheduling message on your home page, click the blue "Schedule Now" button, and then follow the steps to choose a location, date and time for your appointment.

For a detailed guide to scheduling your appointment that includes screenshots of the patient portal, view or download the Scheduling Your COVID-19 Vaccine PDF.

I am eligible to be vaccinated, but no appointments are available. What should I do?

Due to limited appointment availability, it is possible there might not be appointments available when you log into the MyUofMHealth patient portal to schedule your appointment. Please keep checking back, as new slots are opened as vaccine supply allows.

Can I get my vaccination somewhere else?

The State of Michigan’s vaccination distribution strategy is to offer broader access to vaccination through health departments and pharmacies. We strongly encourage our patients to explore additional opportunities to be vaccinated through their local health department and pharmacies in their area, and take the first appointment to be vaccinated that they are offered.

Visit our Finding Vaccines in Your Area page for more tips and resources for getting vaccinated.

If you receive a vaccine from another provider in the State of Michigan (excluding the VA), your vaccination record will be entered into a statewide database (MCIR) that securely connects with our electronic medical record system. If your medical record shows that you have been vaccinated through another Michigan provider, you will not receive an invitation to be vaccinated at Michigan Medicine. This helps us move on to offer other patients vaccination once we have the reassurance that you have already received your immunization.

If you receive your vaccination from a provider outside of Michigan, or from the VA, please see the section "If You Have Been Vaccinated Elsewhere" section at the bottom of the Finding Vaccines in Your Area page for instructions on how to notify your Michigan Medicine provider that you have been vaccinated.

Do I need to get both doses at the same place?

You do not need to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the same provider.

If you receive the first dose of the vaccine from Michigan Medicine, please provide documentation of having received your second dose by following the instructions from our Finding Vaccines in Your Area page on how to notify your Michigan Medicine provider of your vaccination.

Can I choose which vaccine I'd like to receive?

Michigan Medicine receives vaccine supply from different manufacturers as allocated by the State of Michigan. We open up new appointments each week based on the available vaccine supply. While you won’t be able to request a specific vaccine, you may schedule your appointment at a clinic where your preferred vaccine is being administered. To learn which vaccines will be administered at a specific vaccine clinic, see the Vaccine Distribution Update at the top of our Vaccine Information and Update page. Please note that locations where specific vaccines are administered may change based on vaccine supply and current operations.

I've scheduled my vaccination appointment at Michigan Medicine. How do I find where to go, and what should I expect?

Visit the Your Vaccination Appointment page for a video about what to expect and maps and other information about clinic locations.