Today it was announced that the Pfizer vaccine has been granted full approval by the FDA following its emergency use authorization over the past nine months to vaccinate over 200 million Americans.

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The vaccine, made right here in West Michigan, is the first of the three approved vaccines to move beyond the emergency use stage for those 16 and older. The vaccine will now be known as Comirnaty and will remain available for those aged 12-15 under its current authorizations.

For many West Michigan residents, the final approval from the FDA may be the impetus needed to convince those that are vaccine-hesitant.

Those looking to now get vaccinated have many options in West Michigan.

Vaccinate West Michigan
While the large scale vaccination clinics at places like DeVos Hall are no longer available, there are still many community clinics available on the website VaccinateWestMI.com

Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health MyChart or by calling the Vaccine Call Center (833.755.0696).

Metro Health
Metro Health MyChart or you can also call 616.252.6161 to schedule your vaccine appointment or with any questions.

Mercy Health
Mercy Health has set up online scheduling and has a call-in line available at 1-833-247-1258.

Local Pharmacies
For those who would like walk-in options, CVS, Walgreens, & Meijer also have vaccine availability, as do many local pharmacies.

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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.

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