We have paused administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in response to FDA/CDC guidance. We continue to offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that have proven safe after 100 million doses have been administered in the U.S.
Vaccines Administered: 359,791
Vaccine Hub Resources
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week
303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2233 From US-131 and I-196, follow Digital and orange signs that will guide you towards parking. Please note that Eastbound I-196 will close effective April 9 to July 23, 2021, see alternate routes here.
Need a ride? If you are 60+ and think you might need a ride to get your COVID-19 vaccine, you may be eligible for a low-cost or donation-based ride. Download the flier to learn more.
We encourage you to allow extra time for parking. If you are running late, we will still honor your appointment.
DeVos Place (for 65+ and those requiring mobility assistance)
Enter the north parking entrance from the West on Michigan St. or the south parking entrance from the East on Lyon St. Please note that you cannot turn left into DeVos Place parking coming from the east. Parking attendant will provide you with information regarding your appointment and special instructions for those who need assistance.
Across the street from DeVos Place, parking is located at Government Center located at 300 Monroe, just a short walk away. Government Center Ramp can be entered off of Ottawa or one of the two Monroe entrances. Please bring parking ticket to the clinic for validation. Validation will be available after you exit the vaccine clinic’s observation area.
Park at any of the convenient Motu meters. To download the MOTU app instructions or to get the free 2 hour parking validation code, click here.
Arrival and Virtual Waiting Room:
We offer a virtual waiting room that allows you to wait in your car until your appointment time. After parking, please text "HERE" to 844.973.3640. We will text you back when we are ready for you to come into the building.
Note: If you are unable to text or are arriving by bus or alternate method, please enter the building at your appointment time. To enter DeVos place, use the Monroe street entrance on the east side of the building. You will see blue and orange directional signs to help guide you.
- Are not feeling well and have a temperature greater than 100.4F
- Have received any other vaccine in the last 14 days (including flu or shingles vaccine)
- If you have ever had a severe allergic reaction for which you were hospitalized or treated with epinephrine (EpiPen) as a result of: a previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine, a component of the COVID-19 vaccine, or an injectable medication containing polyethylene glycol (PEG) or polysorbate. If you have, you will need a message from your provider indicating you are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Received passive antibody therapy as treatment for COVID-19 in the last 90 days
- Are currently in self-isolation for COVID-19 (10 days of self-isolation are required after symptoms)
If the items above apply to you, please cancel/reschedule your appointment. If you are unsure if you should get the COVID-19 vaccine and want to speak with a provider, please contact a primary care provider.
- You should expect this appointment to take between 30 and 60 minutes.
- In compliance with existing Visitor Restrictions please wear a mask, come alone to your vaccine appointment.
- Arrive at your scheduled appointment time. We will not be able to accommodate early arrivals.
- Further instructions will be provided prior to your appointment and upon arrival.
- Video Relay Service (VRS) is available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the clinic.
- Translation services are available for those who require an interpreter.
Second DoseTiming of the second dose is critical if you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, and you must get the second dose to receive the full protection of the vaccine. If you did not also schedule your second dose when you made the first dose appointment, you will receive a notification to schedule within 24 to 48 hours.
MCIR Text You May ReceiveSpectrum Health is authorized by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to participate in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). After you receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, you may receive a text message from MCIR to notify you when you are due for a second dose. If you do not want to receive further texts, reply with “STOP”.
- The symptoms below are commonly experienced after a vaccine:
- Injection site pain, swelling or redness
- Excessive tiredness or feeling weak
- Muscle pain, joint pain
- Nausea or upset stomach or diarrhea
- Swollen lymph nodes
If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days please contact your primary care provider or the Vaccine Scheduling Line at 1.833.755.0696 to further discuss your reaction to the vaccine. If you do not have a primary care provider, we suggest scheduling a virtual visit through your preferred health system’s electronic resources.
Vaccine Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat should I expect after getting my COVID-19 Vaccine?
You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. To learn more about side effects and when to call your primary care provider please download the CDC’s “What to expect” document below. "What to Expect after Getting a COVID Vaccine" (.pdf)
How does the COVID-19 Vaccine Work?
Vaccines work by tricking the immune system to fight off an infection. They do this in different ways. Some use weakened versions of the virus that are unable to cause illness (chicken pox and measles); some use dead virus (influenza); and the COVID-19 vaccine uses pieces of the virus to target a specific protein on the surface of the virus.
Note: You cannot get COVID-19 from a vaccine. The vaccine would contain proteins or other biological substances to stimulate the immune response, but not the coronavirus itself.
How is the vaccine administered?
Health care personnel and patients will receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a shot into the muscle of the upper arm. If you are receiving the Pfizer of Moderna vaccine, a second dose is then administered either three or four weeks later.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
The FDA carefully reviews all safety data and only authorizes vaccine use if there’s sufficient evidence strongly suggesting that patients have benefitted from the vaccine and that it meets safety standards. The FDA has rigorous scientific and regulatory processes in place to help ensure the safety and effectiveness of a vaccine.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?
The COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to be effective, based on initial clinical trials. Because the vaccine is authorized for an emergency use during the pandemic, the vaccine’s maker will continue to collect data to demonstrate whether the vaccine is effective over longer periods of time.
Does the vaccine have side effects?
There are usually mild to moderate side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine. The most common side effect caused by the vaccine includes pain at the site where the vaccine was given, which is in the arm. Other side effects may include a headache, fever, chills or muscle aches.
Do I need to get my 2nd dose?
If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, it is important to get your 2nd dose in order to receive the full protection of the vaccine. This is based on the clinical trial data for both COVID-19 vaccines.