GRAND BLANC — Community members can now self-schedule a vaccine appointment for the Ascension Michigan community vaccination clinics located at:
• Ascension Genesys Conference and Banquet Center 805 Health Park Blvd., Grand Blanc
• Ascension St. Mary’s Health Education Center, 800 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw
The clinics are open to all community members who are eligible to receive vaccines, which is every Michigan resident age 16 and older.
“The need to reach all Michiganders with COVID-19 vaccines is critically important, especially now that we’re experiencing a surge,” said Michael Wiemann, MD, president of Ascension Medical Group. “We expect to administer 1,200 first doses a week at the Ascension Genesys vaccination clinic and 1,000 first doses a week at the Ascension St. Mary’s clinic as we do our part to help achieve community immunity,” said Dr. Wiemann.
Vaccinations must be scheduled in advance, and walk-ins will not be accepted. Persons without an appointment will not be eligible for vaccination at this time. Individuals who are 16-17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent and will need to make sure they select the Pfizer vaccine when setting up their appointment. Once you click on the self-scheduling link, if no open appointment slots are displayed, all appointments have been filled for the current schedule. Please continue to check back as more appointment schedules are added.
In addition to our community vaccination centers, Ascension Michigan has been actively setting up vaccination ‘pop up clinics’ in communities across the state, including rural and underserved areas where social vulnerability is high.
“It’s vital for all of us to build community immunity to COVID- 19, particularly to protect those most at risk,” said Dr. Wiemann. “A key to achieving community immunity is ensuring that everyone receives a vaccine against this virus as soon as it’s available to them – to protect not just themselves, but their loved ones, friends and neighbors as well.” — G.G.