COVID-19

One thousand vaccinations in a day

A Kalamazoo County clinic hoped to inoculate 1K people on May 25.

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned for Kalamazoo County on May 25 has an ambitious goal – 1,000 vaccines administered in one day. But it will take a lot of work to reach that goal.

The Family Health Center is combining forces with Bronson Healthcare, and the Kalamazoo Regional Education Services Agency (KRESA) to get as many people as possible their first shot of vaccine that day. A follow-up event on June 15 will administer the second doses.

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All Michiganders age 12 and up are eligible to receive the vaccine. That includes undocumented residents and there is an effort to reach out that community in advance of this clinic.

As with most clinics, there will be no cost to get the shot. Nobody will ask for identification. In fact, you can even get a ride to the clinic if you need one.

“Protecting the health of Kalamazoo residents, especially those in our most vulnerable neighborhoods, means we must do everything possible to get people vaccinated,” said Denise Crawford, the president and CEO of the Family Health Center, in an interview with Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave.

The clinic will run from the 9am to 6pm on May 25 at KRESA headquarters on Milham Avenue in Portage.

No appointment is needed, but is being requested. You can register by calling the FHC COVID-19 hotline at (269) 488-0804.

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