COVID-19 Vaccine Information

INFORMATION REGARDING THIRD DOSE SHOT

The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) is preparing to offer Calhoun County residents the additional dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Going forward, the health department plans to offer vaccine clinics in October.  These clinics will offer appointments and walk-ins.

Schedule your additional Dose (Booster)
Please be aware the scheduling link works with Google Chrome internet browser.

For individuals that are having trouble accessing our online scheduler please call 269-441-0912 for assistance in scheduling appointments.

Upcoming Vaccine Clinic Schedule

  • Wednesday, October 20, 8:00a – 3:30p at Opportunity High School (225 E. Watson Street, Albion)
  • Wednesday, October 27, 12:00p – 6:00p at Battle Creek YMCA Multi Sports Complex (66 Cherry Street, Battle Creek)
Please remember to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card and ID to the CCPHD vaccine clinic to allow for quicker processing and waiting times.

Who's Eligible to Receive? 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series (two doses) in:

  • individuals 65 years of age and older;
  • individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions; and
  • individuals 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to COVID-19 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19. 
Per CDC, occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include frontline essential workers and health care workers including:
  • First responders (health care workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff).
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers).
  • Food and agriculture workers.
  • Manufacturing workers.
  • Corrections workers.
  • Postal Service workers.
  • Public transit workers.
  • Grocery store workers.

This list could be updated in the future.

Flu Shots
Please be aware the Calhoun County Public Health Department will NOT be doing any flu shots at the three upcoming mass vaccine clinics. During the month of October, the CCPHD will offer walk-in flu and COVID-19 vaccines on Friday mornings at both CCPHD locations—Toeller Building and at our Albion Health Department.



The CCPHD will be offering COVID vaccines at the Toeller Building (190 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI), Monday - Thursday: 7:00a -12:30p & 1:00p-4:30p, Friday: 8:00a -12:00p (J&J, Moderna, Pfizer offered) Appointment Only. Phone: 269-969-6363.

Also, offering COVID vaccines at the Albion Health Department (214 E Michigan Ave, Albion, MI) Monday - Thursday: 7:00a -12:30p & 1:00p-4:30p, Friday: 8:00a -12:00p. (J&J, Moderna, Pfizer offered) Appointment Only. Phone: 517-629-9434.

It is important to note that on October 6, 13, & 20, the health department clinics at the Toeller Building and Albion Health Department will be closed due to staffing the mass vaccine clinics listed above.



Cancelled vaccine clinics: 
Please note that the COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Sept 28-29 and Oct 2 were cancelled.

Upcoming vaccine clinic: 
There will be a COVID-19 and flu vaccine on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Tekonsha Fire Department. 


Information regarding second dose shots and minors
If you receive the Pfizer vaccine at one of the CCPHD upcoming vaccine clinics, you should get your second shot 3 weeks (or 21 days) after your first. You may go to any location listed or make an appointment with the CCPHD.
The Moderna vaccine is recommended for people 18 years and older and requires two doses given 28 days apart (available only at CCPHD offices).

The Calhoun County Public Health Department is offering COVID-19 Walk-in Vaccine Clinics to Calhoun County residents age 16 years and older. Individuals who are 12 - 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccine. 


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Other organizations administering COVID-19 vaccine in Calhoun County: 

Bronson Healthcare Battle Creek https://www.bronsonhealth.com/coronavirus-covid-19/
Oaklawn Hospital https://oaklawnhospital.org/coronavirus/
Rite Aide https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier
Meijer https://clinic.meijer.com/
Family Fare https://www.shopfamilyfare.com/covid19vaccine
Grace Health https://www.gracehealthmi.org/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Find the answers you're looking for
What questions do you have about receiving the COVID-19 vaccination? Visit our FAQ page to explore this topic.  This includes questions from the MDHHS website, as well. 

A useful resource is the State's COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, which provides a breakdown of what vaccines are available in Michigan and the number  of people vaccinated. 

Vaccine News

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.  FDA-approved vaccines undergo the agency’s standard process for reviewing the quality, safety and effectiveness of medical products. For all vaccines, the FDA evaluates data and information included in the manufacturer’s submission of a biologics license application. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age. Read the full FDA NEWS RELEASE