COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccine
11/11/21: Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for children ages 5 to 11. Packard has limited appointment availability for vaccines and are focusing on vaccinating our Packard patients at this time.
There are many options in the community for 5-11 year olds to get vaccinated that can be found here (https://www.vaccines.gov/) or here (https://www.washtenaw.org/3269/COVID-19-Vaccination).
Boosters for those who received Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available 6 months after the 2nd dose . The criteria to qualify for these boosters:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
Boosters for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available 2 months after the shot.
PACKARD HEALTH MAIN
2650 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Tuesday & Friday
PACKARD HEALTH YPSILANTI
200 Arnet St., Suite 150
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
PACKARD HEALTH WEST
1915 Pauline Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
THINGS TO KNOW:
- Only first doses of the vaccine can be self-scheduled. Your second dose will be scheduled during your first dose appointment.
- Adolescents between the ages of 12-17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
- If you do not have insurance, please enter “N/A” in the insurance box on the form.
- If you have a preference about which vaccine you would like to receive (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson), please enter the name of it in the box marked “Additional notes.”
- IMPORTANT: 12-17 year olds must have a parent or guardian's written consent to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Consent forms can be completed before the appointment or in the office at the time the vaccine is given. Please call 734-985-7211 to get a copy of the Consent form before your appointment.
If you prefer to schedule an appointment by phone, please call 734-985-7211.
ADDITIONAL VACCINE PROVIDERS
There are other COVID-19 vaccine provider options in Washtenaw County. The Washtenaw County Health Department has appointment scheduling available as well as a list of other providers.
Packard Health will not let a lack of transportation become a barrier to those who want the COVID-19 vaccine. To help fill the gap, the AARP Ride@50+ Program is offering free, accessible, door-to-door rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Washtenaw County to any person of any age and ability who is in need of transportation.
To Book a FREE Ride: Call 844.900.4892 and use the code Vaccinate Washtenaw to book. Please book at least 24 hours in advance, is possible. For more information, please call 844.900.4892.
For any concerns including additional barriers regarding transportation, please call Packard Health's Community Health Worker at 734.926.4942.
WHY THE VACCINE IS IMPORTANT
Packard Health is optimistic that the COVID-19 vaccine approvals represent the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Vaccines work with your immune system, preparing it to fight the virus if exposed. When considering the new vaccines, Packard Health providers were initially cautious. However, after a thorough review of the available data, Packard Health feels confident to recommend that our patients receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Below are some important points that we want to share with you about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The approved Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been studied in the usual way in very large studies of over 30,000 people each. Although there are minor side effects, and, as with every medical agent, some patients are allergic, there have been no serious side effects found.
The vaccines have prevented over 90% of symptomatic infections in the studies. They are very effective and vaccination will help protect you and your loved ones from getting sick or hospitalized from COVID-19. Wearing masks and social distancing will continue to be required to help reduce spreading it to others that may have not been vaccinated. Ending the pandemic requires the use of all tools that we have available.