IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Pfizer vaccine authorized, available to 12-15 year olds at
Calhoun County Public Health Department clinics
The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) will start vaccinating children ages 12-15 years old with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting today, May 13. The vaccine was authorized and recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week.

Parents/guardians wishing to protect their children from COVID-19 can bring their children aged 12-17 to one of the CCPHD walk-in/ drive-thru vaccine clinic sites (no appointment needed). They may also schedule an appointment at calhouncountymi.gov/covidvaccine. Individuals who are 12 - 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccine.

The health department will be offering both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (J&J/Janssen) at all upcoming vaccine clinics. The J&J COVID-19 vaccine is a single dose vaccine, so no return date is necessary. The J&J/Janssen vaccine is recommended for people 18 years and older. When arriving to an upcoming vaccine site, CCPHD staff will give the Johnson & Johnson vaccine upon request.

Upcoming vaccine clinics:
  • Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Calhoun County Fairgrounds, 720 Fair St., Marshall, MI. (Drive-thru). Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. The second dose of Pfizer can be either Kellogg Community College on June 10th or Homer High School on June 12th.
  • Tuesday, May 18, 9 a.m. – Noon and 4-6 p.m., Battle Creek YMCA (Lobby), 182 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI. Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. No appointment necessary to get first dose, the second dose of Pfizer vaccine will be offered on June 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4-6 p.m. Please note this clinic location is inside the lobby of the YMCA and NOT at the Multi Sports Complex where clinics have been held in the past.
  • Thursday, May 20 from 3-6 p.m., Kellogg Community College, North Parking Lot, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI (Drive-Thru). Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. Second dose of Pfizer vaccine will be offered on Thursday, June 10 at the same location and time. Vaccine clinics will reoccur at this location every three weeks (May 20, June 10, and July 1).
  • Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Homer High School, 403 S. Hillsdale, Homer, MI (Drive-thru). Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. No appointment necessary to get your first dose, the second dose of Pfizer vaccine will be offered Tuesday, June 12 at the same location and time.
  • Tuesday, May 25 from 3-6 p.m., Minges Creek Parking Lot, 5700 Beckley Rd, Battle Creek, MI (Drive-Thru). Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. No appointment necessary to get your first dose, the second dose of Pfizer vaccine will be offered Tuesday, June 15 at the same location and time. Vaccine clinics will reoccur at this location every three weeks (May 25, June 15, and July 6).

Beginning June 1, the CCPHD will be offering COVID vaccines at our Battle Creek (190 E. Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI) and Albion (214 E. Michigan Ave., Albion, MI) locations by appointment. Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request.
For information, contact the Public Information Officers
Lucy Blair, Calhoun County Communications Manager

Victor Jovanovich, Public Health Department Communications Specialist

Jessica Vanderkolk, City of Battle Creek Communications Manager