COVID-19 Vaccine Information Center




 

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination or booster

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit our frequently asked questions page

COVID-19 booster shots

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend COVID-19 boosters shots for the following groups at least five months after completing a primary COVID-19 vaccination series:

    • People age 12 years and older may schedule for the Pfizer vaccine. View scheduling.
    • People age 18 years and older may schedule for the Moderna vaccine. View scheduling.

    Spectrum Health locations are not offering the Janssen Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The CDC recommendations now allow for mix-and-match dosing for booster shots. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster during scheduling. Those seeking a Johnson & Johnson booster can visit this site for additional vaccination providers by vaccine type.

    COVID-19 vaccine for children

    The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for those 5 years and older. The Moderna vaccines is authorized for individuals 18 years and older. A parent or legal guardian must be present at a vaccine appointment for any individual under 18 years old.

    Age 5 to 11  

    Scheduling for the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is available at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Niles and Stevensville and Lakeland Primary Care, Hartford. All children ages 5 to 11 who are established patients with these practices can make an appointment by calling the practice directly. Parents can also schedule online for an upcoming clinic with the Berrien County Health Department or visit vaccines.gov to find additional vaccination locations in Berrien County.  

    Third dose of vaccine for immunocompromised people

    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 locations

    COVID-19 testing in the walk-in clinics and emergency department will only be ordered for patients who are symptomatic. Our emergency departments continue to see significantly high patient volumes, resulting in long wait times. Care in the emergency department is prioritized by severity of conditionAll doses/boosters for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available at locations listed below.

    Schedule an appointment with your primary care provider
    Hours and office locations vary. Click here to find a provider near you.

    Schedule an appointment at Watervliet Infusion Center
    Monday through Friday, appointments available at 8 a.m. or noon
    Call 269.927.5100 or use the buttons below to reserve your appointment by vaccine type.

    Walk in or schedule appointment at Center for Outpatient Services in St. Joseph 
    Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Call 269.927.5100 or use the buttons below to reserve your appointment by vaccine type.

    Walk in or schedule appointment at the Center for Better Health in Benton Harbor
    Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    To schedule an appointment, call 269.408.2258.

    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; expect longer wait times due to increased patient volumes.

    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; expect longer wait times due to increased patient volumes.

    Please note: a parent or legal guardian must be present for those under the age of 18.

    Pfizer vaccine Moderna vaccine

    COVID-19 vaccines are also available through the community resources listed below:

    • Berrien County Health Department
      Visit bchdmi.org to see available clinics.
    • Area pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Meijer, Walmart
      Visit the pharmacy online or during normal business hours to make an appointment.
    • Cass Family Clinic and InterCare Benton Harbor
      Visit cassfamilyclinic.org or intercare.org to see available appointments.

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