Health departments in West Michigan, including the Kent & Ottawa County health departments, announced last week that the 'Omicron' Covid booster shot would be available soon, and now it's here.

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The new booster shots are available for anyone over the age of 12 who has already gotten their Covid-19 vaccinations.

Kent County Health Department
Kent County Health Department

The new booster shots are designed to combat the highly contagious 'Omicron' variants of Covid 19. Accordin to the CDC these shots offer even more protection against Covid 19:

The updated COVID-19 boosters are formulated to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variant. They can help restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination and were designed to provide broader protection against newer variants. This recommendation followed a comprehensive scientific evaluation and robust scientific discussion. If you are eligible, there is no bad time to get your COVID-19 booster and I strongly encourage you to receive it.


Ottawa County Department Of Public Health
Ottawa County Department Of Public Health


Where to get the Omicron Booster shot in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

Vaccinate West Michigan
Vaccinate West Michigan is the collective joining local health departments with health providers to help you find local clinics and pharmacies providing Covid-19 vaccine services:

Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health MyChart or by calling the Vaccine Call Center (833.755.0696).

Metro Health
Metro Health MyChart or you can also call 616.252.6161 to schedule your vaccine appointment or with any questions.

Mercy Health
Mercy Health has set up online scheduling and has a call-in line available at 1-833-247-1258.

Local Pharmacies
For those who would like walk-in options, CVS, Walgreens, & Meijer also have vaccine availability, as do many local pharmacies.

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