General COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- The MDHHS’s COVID-19 vaccination prioritization plan and frequently asked questions can be found on the website.
- The CDC anticipates that all current COVID-19 mitigation strategies will stay in place for at least 6 months. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, staying at least 6 feet away from others and staying home when sick. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.
UM-Dearborn Student Vaccine Clinic
CANCELLED - APRIL 16 at UM-Dearborn Fairlane Center North
Address: 19000 HUBBARD DRIVE, DEARBORN, MI 48126
Vaccination type: Single-dose Janssen vaccine allocated to U-M by the State of Michigan to vaccinate students age 18 and older.
Total available appointments: 200
To register: Students who previously completed the Blue Queue questionnaire and created a MyUofMHealth account are already registered to receive an invitation to schedule a vaccination appointment as supply allows. Please check your MyUofMHealth.org account for more information and watch your email for an invitation from email@example.com on or after Thursday, April 8, 2021.
If you have not yet completed the Blue Queue questionnaire or would like to update your vaccination interest, please visit click here.
Registering for the vaccine
- MDHHS provides information regarding the process for signing up for a vaccine appointment in various counties throughout the state.
- If you live in Wayne County more information about vaccine clinics is available on the website. Wayne County residents and workers in 17 communities can schedule vaccine appointments through health department clinics by calling 1-866-610-3885 from 9am-5pm. Clinics are in Taylor and Livonia.
- If you live in Macomb County more information about vaccine clinics is available on the website.
- If you live in Oakland County more information above vaccine clinics is available on the website.
- Recognizing flexibility is needed so employees can register for vaccine appointments during work hours, as of March 21, 2021, the university is providing employees with up to two hours of paid release time per vaccine dose. Paid release time for vaccination is limited to up to two hours, per vaccination appointment, and for non-exempt staff is reported as REG. (Exempt employees only report exception time). More details and coding time code information is available on the U-M HR website.
- Registration is open for the FEMA/State of Michigan Ford Field COVID-19 vaccine clinic. There are three options to register for a vaccine:
- Go to https://clinic.meijer.com/register/CL2021
- Text “EndCOVID” to 75049
- Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine registration process can call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- After you complete the registration process, an invitation will be shared by “voice” or “text” when it's time to schedule the appointment. Vaccine appointments will be scheduled a few days in advance of the actual appointment.
- Register with local pharmacies Meijer, Rite-Aid, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS and Walmart.
- City of Detroit residents 16+ can make an appointment at one of city vaccine sites by calling 313-230-0505. Appointments cannot be made online.
- Residents of Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Redford, Allen Park, Garden City, and Melvindale who are 18 and older, can make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine through the Dearborn Consolidated Vaccination Center at www.cityofdearborn.org/covid.
Michigan Medicine Vaccine Information
- All U-M faculty, staff and students, who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from Michigan Medicine must do the following:
- Complete the Blue Queue questionnaire
- If you already have an active Michigan Medicine MRN and MyUofMHeath account you do not need to do anything further. You will receive a notification in your MyUofMHealth portal when it is time to schedule your vaccine appointment.
- Be sure that you have a Michigan Medicine medical record number (MRN) and a MyUofMHealth account.
- If you do not have a Michigan Medicine MRN and/or a MyUofMHealth account you should follow the steps below to ease the registration process when it is time for your vaccination.
- If you have a Michigan Medicine MRN but do not have the MyUofMHealth account you should fill out this online form: https://www.myuofmhealth.org/MyChart-PRD/Signup. If you do not remember your MRN, you may enter all zeros to expedite this process.
- If you do not have a Michigan Medicine MRN or MyUofMHealth account, please register by calling 734-936-4990 and press option 1 between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The representative will assist you with establishing an MRN and setting up your MyUof MHealth account. Please remember that if the representatives are all busy and you must leave a message, they will respond to you as quickly as possible.
- Complete the Blue Queue questionnaire
- Faculty, staff and students can also now subscribe to get daily Blue Queue News vaccination updates from Michigan Medicine. Login to MCommunity, search BlueQueue-News and select Join Group to be added to the newsletter.
- If you have any questions about the vaccination process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Michigan Medicine has a frequently updated FAQ on their website which includes key information for U-M faculty, staff and students.
Tips For Planning Your Vaccination
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses that must be received from the same location. If you plan to leave Ann Arbor at the end of the Winter Term, you should schedule your appointments near your new location.
All vaccines are highly effective in protecting against serious COVID-19 infection, and given supply constraints, it is recommended that you get whichever vaccine is available to you.
Some people may experience minor side effects such as fatigue, fever, headache and chills -- especially after the second dose of the vaccine. Try to avoid scheduling vaccination appointments right before an important event -- exams, commencement, moving or a job interview, etc.
There is no out-of-pocket expense to be vaccinated, though individuals will need to provide insurance information for administration billing purposes. If you do not currently have health insurance, you are still eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccination.
As vaccine supply continues to evolve, we encourage students, staff and faculty to find COVID-19 vaccination opportunities closest to you. This includes available resources outside of Michigan Medicine.
Mass vaccination sites are now available in both Washtenaw County, Oakland County and downtown Detroit. Signup information can be found on the Michigan Medicine Finding Vaccines webpage.
Download our Vaccination Fact Sheet.