LANSING, Mich. – McLaren Greater Lansing will partner with the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) to support operations at the Michigan State University (MSU) Pavilion COVID-19 vaccination clinic starting April 27. With increasing COVID-19 vaccine supply on the way, ICHD needed additional staff to assist with its mass vaccination clinics and reached out to the local healthcare system.
McLaren Greater Lansing joins the existing partnership between ICHD and MSU along with the Michigan National Guard and Lansing Urgent Care to ensure vaccine gets to the community as efficiently as possible at the MSU Pavilion. Through these partnerships, it is anticipated that the mass vaccination clinic at the MSU Pavilion will administer 3000-4000 doses per day, an increase from the current average capacity of 1400 per day. The support of McLaren Greater Lansing allows ICHD to ramp up outreach and increase equity by providing community clinics, mobile clinics, strike teams and pop up events.
“We are tremendously grateful to McLaren Greater Lansing,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “We will be running at full capacity over the next month, working as hard as we can to meet our vaccination goals, but the demand for staffing is a challenge. ICHD has been working toward common goals with McLaren Greater Lansing over the past year, but now we will be united in operations. I am humbled by their generosity and dedication to our community.”
“We are proud to partner with the Ingham County Health Department and Michigan State University to ensure timely vaccination distribution to our community and ensure every person who wants a vaccine has access to one,” said Kirk Ray, President and Chief Executive Officer at McLaren Greater Lansing.
Currently, anyone who resides in Michigan and is age 16 or older is eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19 with ICHD. To make an appointment, visit: http://hd.ingham.org/coronavirus/r_1013.aspx ICHD is also vaccinating people, no appointment needed, at the MSU Pavilion all week, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers are also welcome. Anyone interested in volunteering to support mass vaccination clinics is encouraged to apply at: https://tinyurl.com/ICHDvolunteer