Muskegon County vaccine registration updated to meet need of expanding eligibility

Updated: Mar 26


Muskegon County has updated its vaccine registration process to better meet increasing demand due to expanded eligibility.


Muskegon County vaccine quantities are still limited and are being distributed as quickly as possible.

Vaccination is currently open to individuals in:

Phase 1A. Phase 1A includes paid and unpaid persons working in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home, as well as residents and workers in long-term care facilities.

Phase 1B and those 65 and older. Phase 1B also includes Muskegon County's frontline essential workers, including first responders, jail and prison staff, pre-K-12 teachers, and childcare providers.

As of March 1, agricultural and food workers were eligible to get vaccinated.

As of March 8, Muskegon County residents aged 50+ with underlying health conditions and family members and guardians who care for children with special health care needs are eligible to get vaccinated.

As of March 22, all Muskegon County residents age 50 and older are eligible for vaccination.

Beginning April 5, vaccine eligibility will expand to any Muskegon County resident over the age of 16.


Starting this week, Mask Up Muskegon and Public Health - Muskegon County has closed the sign-up list for residents aged 65+ plus. This closure comes as everyone 65+ who registered through the list has been contacted for vaccination.


Individuals age 65+ will still be prioritized for vaccination and those who did not register on the list are invited to attend the community clinic on Saturday or register for vaccination following the process outlined below.


*** Please note, if you are under 65 and signed up on the 65+ registration form on the Mask Up Muskegon website, you will need to register for vaccination through one of the options below. ***


Although eligibility is expanding to cover the majority of our county’s residents, vaccine quantities may delay your ability to be vaccinated once eligible as we are still working to prioritize individuals age 50+, individuals with underlying health conditions, and essential workers.


Muskegon County residents interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to register with a Mask Up Muskegon partner vaccination clinic, as well as other retail pharmacies that are offering vaccines. Links to register with both Mercy Health and Meijer are below. You can find sign-up information for additional vaccine distributors by clicking here.

To register at Mercy Health:

Click here to be taken to the Mercy Health website for instructions on how to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. You do not need to be a Mercy Health patient in order to register for a vaccine at Mercy Health. Individuals will be asked to either visit their current MyChart account or create one and register for vaccination through that account.

To register at Meijer:

Text the word COVID to 75049 to start the registration process or click here.

Community members are encouraged to assist eligible friends and family members who may not have Internet access or otherwise face obstacles when it comes to registering.

Please be aware it may take some time to be contacted to schedule an appointment as the demand for vaccination is extremely high and vaccine supplies are limited and unpredictable.

Public Health - Muskegon County will continue vaccinating individuals through eligible employers, as well as holding community vaccination clinics and conducting outreach to communities and individuals that are part of the Social Vulnerability Index.

Employers can get more information about coordinating mass vaccinations for their staff by visiting the Essential Employer Vaccination Request form by clicking here.

Keep checking www.MaskUpMuskegon.org or visit the site to sign up for email communications on upcoming community clinics.

Additional information on the vaccination process will be posted on www.MaskUpMuskegon.org as it becomes available. You can learn more about the state phases by clicking here.

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