COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Being Hosted for West MI Teens Tomorrow
If you have a teenager who still needs the COVID-19 vaccine, tomorrow is an opportunity to get it taken care of.
SpartanNash is hosting the vaccine clinic for 16 and 17-year-old teens on Tuesday, April 13 at 5221 Cherry Ave. in Hudsonville from 3 to 8 p.m. The company says they are doing this specifically for teens due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in people under 19 in West Michigan. SpartanNash says getting kids vaccinated is an important part in helping keep them and their families, teachers, and peers safe.
Receiving a COVID-19 vaccination is the best way to help stop this virus and pandemic, especially for those most currently most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and suffering long-term health effects
Currently, the only vaccine approved for 16-year-old's is the Pfizer one so that is the one that will be given tomorrow. The next shot will be given 21 days later. Because they are considered minors, a parent or legal guardian will need to be present for the appointment.
This isn't a walk-up clinic so you must make an appointment first and fill out a health screening prior to. The vaccine will be administered at no charge.
SpartanNash is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine at their various stores around West Michigan including Family Fare, D&W, and Forest Hills Foods.
MLive reports that just over 9% of Michigan teens, 16-19, have gotten their first dose and only 2% are fully vaccinated.
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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.