Keeping You Up to Date On Vaccine-Related Issues
Kent County - Vaccine by the Numbers
View page 7 of our data dashboard for more information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and demographics.
I Got Vaccinated!

Commissioner Robert S. Womack recently received the vaccine and is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated so we can all get our lives back to normal. View the full testimonial here.
New Community Clinics Scheduled
The Health Department is hosting two community clinics on:

  • June 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at LifeQuest Ministries located at 1050 Fisk Rd SE in Grand Rapids
  • June 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Garfield Park located at 2111 Madison SE in Grand Rapids

Registration is strongly encouraged but walk-ins will be accepted. Those interested in attending these clinics can register online here or call 2-1-1.
African-American and Latinx Residents Needed For COVID-19 Focus Groups

The Michigan Communities Conquering COVID-19 Coalition (MI-CEAL) is inviting African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx residents of Kent County to participate in a focus group research study. The goal of the study is to understand community experiences and opinions related to COVID-19, as communities of color have been more deeply affected by the pandemic.

A focus group takes 1.5 hours and is done remotely by video or phone call, using Zoom. Each participant will receive a $50 gift card as a thank you for their time and participation.
Kent County Focus Group Times and Schedule
  • Hispanic/Latinx Focus Group: Thursday, June 3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (in Spanish)
  • Key Informant Focus Group: Thursday, June 10, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (in English)
  • Focus Group for 18-29 year-olds: Tuesday, June 15, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (in English)
  • African-American/Black Focus Group: Thursday, June 17, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (in English)

Click here for more information in English and click here for information in Spanish.
Memorial Day Holiday Tips

As you celebrate this Memorial Day, you can protect yourself and others by:

  • Gathering in small groups and choosing outdoor settings.
  • Practicing social distancing with friends or family members who are not vaccinated.
  • Wearing a face covering while indoors with non-vaccinated friends or family members and in large groups.

Also, remember to support our Veterans this holiday weekend by donating to a charity or giving a heartfelt “thank you” to those who served.
Replacement COVID-19 Vaccination Record

Did you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card? To obtain your immunization record which will show your COVID-19 vaccine, contact your primary care provider.

If you do not have a primary care provider, you can submit your request along with a copy of your identification to the Health Department. The request can be sent via email or by fax at 616-632-7083. You can also call the Health Department at 616-326-0446 if you do not have access to email or fax.

Please note: The Michigan Medical Records Access Act 47 of 2000 requires identification to be provided with each immunization record request.
COVID-19 News for Schools

In this week's school newsletter, the Vaccinate West Michigan coalition has put together tips on how to prepare your child to receive the vaccine, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. Click here to read the latest newsletter in English and click here to read it in Spanish.
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Kent County Health Department
700 Fuller Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Tel: (616) 632-7100
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