COVID-19 Vaccine Information Center


Getting a COVID-19 vaccination

Update as of Aug. 13, 2021: The FDA and CDC are recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional (third) dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Studies indicate some immunocompromised people have a reduced immune response following a primary two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, and a third mRNA vaccine dose may enhance immune response.

Please speak with your health care provider to find out whether an additional vaccine dose is appropriate for you, if you have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Convenient vaccination options

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available at all locations listed below. *Additional doses of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine are currently unavailable due to supply issues. Once we receive supply, we will re-open scheduling.

Schedule an appointment at Watervliet Infusion Center
Monday through Friday, appointments available at 8 a.m. or noon

Walk-in or schedule appointment at Center for Outpatient Services in St. Joseph
Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk in at Community Medical Center in Watervliet Hospital
Open seven days a week, Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
No appointment needed

Walk in at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Stevensville and Niles
Stevensville: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Niles: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
No appointment needed

Prefer to schedule an appointment?
Call 269.927.5100 or use the buttons below to reserve your vaccine appointment. 

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for those 12 years and older. The Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and Moderna vaccines are approved for individuals 18 years and older. Individuals ages 12 to 15 require a parent or guardian to be present and provide signed consent. Individuals ages 16 or 17 do not need a parent or guardian present but must have signed consent to receive the vaccination. Click here to complete the consent form.

Pfizer vaccine Moderna vaccine
*Additional doses of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine are currently unavailable due to supply issues. Once we receive supply, we will re-open scheduling.

We are committed to health equity and enabling everyone—no matter what their race, ethnicity or economic status—to receive the vaccine. For more information about vaccines visit our frequently asked questions page. Vaccines are also available through the resources listed below:

  • Walk-in at Berrien County Health Department, Benton Harbor and Niles
    Every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. in Benton Harbor
    Every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in Niles
  • Walk-in at area pharmacies, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Meijer, Walmart
    Visit the pharmacy during business hours or the website to make an appointment.
  • Cass Family Clinic and InterCare Benton Harbor
    Visit or to see available appointments

Be part of something big.

It's a big decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Community members across Southwest Michigan are sharing why they chose to protect themselves and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Hear more in the videos below.

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At Spectrum Health Lakeland, we’re working to support our community through the pandemic. Our goal is to help you and your family stay healthy and get the care you need.

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Judi was shocked to learn that her pain was caused by colon cancer. Thanks to general surgeon, Michael Webb, MD, Judi is now cancer free.

COVID-19 Update 8.25.2021

President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County Medical Director and family medicine physician, Rex Cabaltica, MD, shared the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County

Hip surgery: Ethan Shirk "Running from the pain"

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Check-up: Coping with chronic pain (Rich Watson, MA, LLP, LPC)

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Butternut squash and cannellini bean quesadilla is a great family friendly recipe.

Check-up: Breast augmentation vs. breast lift (Nicole Phillips, MD)

Plastic surgeon, Nicole Phillips, MD, shares more about the customized breast augmentation and breast lift techniques offered at Stonegate Plastic Surgery.

Knee replacement: Paul Kolon "Coming full circle"

When swelling and discomfort in Paul Kolon’s knee began to interfere with his favorite form of exercise, bicycling, he teamed up with orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Postma, DO, to solve the issue.

Check-up: When a blocked bowel needs surgery (Seth Miller, MD)

General surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, explains blocked bowel symptoms and when surgery may be needed.

Physician Video Profile: Dale Leffler, DO (Cardiology)

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Check-up: Diabetic foot care (Tracy Ford, NP)

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Physician Video Profile: Benjamin Erhardt, MD (Ear, nose, & throat)

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Physician Video Profile: Katie Fitton, DO (Critical care medicine & pulmonology)

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