BAY CITY, MI – Those who live or work in Bay County are again able to get the COVID-19 vaccine from the safety and warmth of their vehicles.
The Bay County Health Department announced that drive-thru vaccination clinics are returning for the fall at the Delta College campus. These clinics will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each Friday starting on Oct. 8. Health officer Jeol Strasz said that he expects these clinics to continue through November.
No appointment is necessary to attend these clinics, however, those with vaccine cards are asked to bring them with.
“That’s the important thing, bring your vaccine card,” Strasz said. “If you don’t have your vaccine card we can always look it up but it’s better to have your vaccine card so you can get vaccinated and get out of there a lot quicker.”
Clinic attendees will now have a chance to receive a third booster of the Pfizer vaccine if they meet the following equalizations based on recent guidance from the CDC:
- People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
- People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer primary series.
- People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot.
- People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot.
The health department also has walk-in vaccine clinics scheduled for Oct. 16 and 30 at the Bay County Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon at 800 John F Kennedy Drive. Clinics will also be held from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and from 1 – 6 p.m. each Monday in October and from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at the health department at 1200 Washington Avenue.
Click here for a full schedule of clinics from the health department.
Clinics by the Bay County Health Department use the Pfizer vaccine unless otherwise noted by the county. According to the health department, 12 and 17-year-olds are welcome to receive Pfizer vaccine at these clinics. The minor consent form must be signed by the parent/guardian for 16 and 17-year-olds if the parent/guardian is not present at time of vaccination. 12 and 15-year-olds must have a parent, guardian or responsible adult present with them for vaccination and a signed consent form by the parent/guardian, according to the health department.
Vaccinations are available through the Bay County Health Department, individual providers, Great Lakes Bay Health Center, and many area pharmacies.
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