How to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana and Michigan

Vaccine clinics are starting to open in Indiana and Michigan, but how do you go about getting a vaccine? With limited vaccines, do you qualify? Here’s what you need to know.


Right now, only certain groups are eligible to receive the vaccine due to the limited supply. To qualify you must answer yes to one of these questions:

  • Are you age 70 or older? (updated guidance issued January 13)
  • Do you work or volunteer in healthcare and have (physical or close) contact or face to face interactions with patients? Examples include:
    • Inpatient, outpatient, provider office setting, nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, in-home services
    • This includes all clinical and non-clinical positions: clinicians, dietary, environmental services, administrators who have direct contact with patients, clergy who see patients in the healthcare setting, non-clinicians who assist in procedures, transportation staff, etc.
    • This also includes local health department staff who interact with patients at test sites, health clinics or provide direct patient care
  • Do you have exposure to COVID-19 infectious material? (Examples include cleaning of rooms or material from COVID-19 patients, performing COVID-19 testing, other exposure to infected tissue, performing autopsies or other post-mortem examinations of COVID-19 patients)
  • Are you a first responder (fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, reservists and volunteers) who has contact with the public and could be called to the scene of an emergency?

If you answered yes, to any of those questions, you are eligible to set up an appointment to get the vaccine.

To set up an appointment, visit this website, find your county on the map, then choose a vaccine site. A window will pop open and there will be a link that says “Click here to register.”

More information can be found on Indiana's COVID-19 vaccine website.


In Michigan, those 65 and over; frontline workers (firefighters, police, corrections workers, inspectors); child care and pre-K through high school staff; congregate care facilities (homeless shelter, juvenile justice, child care staff); health care workers; and long term care workers and staff, are eligible to receive the vaccine due to limited supply.

Berrien County residents:

For information and to schedule an appointment, visit the Berrien County Health Department’s website.

Cass County residents:

For information about scheduling an appointment, visit this link

St. Joseph County residents:

Call 269-273-2161 ext. 205

Van Buren County residents:

For information about scheduling an appointment, visit this link

More information can be found on the Michigan state COVID-19 vaccination website

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