COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccines are available through the Calhoun County Public 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.

Upcoming Vaccine Clinic
Tuesday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Battle Creek YMCA Multi Sports Complex (86 Cherry St. Battle Creek, MI) Adults and kids 12+ can receive their first/second dose and those 18+ can receive boosters. 

Upcoming Pediatric Vaccine Clinic
Monday, November 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Toeller Building (190 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI)
Monday, November 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Albion Health Department (214 E Michigan Ave, Albion, MI)

Parents/guardians wishing to protect their children from COVID-19 can schedule an appointment for their children ages 5-17 with the health department clinics list above. Individuals who are 5 – 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccine. Along with the Health Department the COVID-19 vaccine will be available at all pediatric providers along with Grace Health, Bronson Battle Creek and Oaklawn Hospital will also be providing vaccine for 5-17 year olds at their pediatric offices.

Other organizations administering COVID-19 vaccine in Calhoun County: 

Bronson Healthcare Battle Creek
Oaklawn Hospital
Rite Aide
Family Fare
Grace Health
Cereal City Pediatrics


Who's Eligible to Receive? 

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine,  adults 18 years and older are now eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series.
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Latest press release from MDHHS on new eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots

Please remember to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card and ID to the CCPHD vaccine clinic to allow for quicker processing and waiting times.

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.

Information regarding second dose shots
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).

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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 information fact sheet for recipients and caregivers about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in individuals 5 through 11 years or age - (English Document PDF) - (Spanish Document PDF)

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Additional Actions on the Use of a Booster Dose for COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Children 5 through 11 Years of Age

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years