COVID-19 Vaccine
First Dose
25,767
Second Dose
18,727
PCP Patients 16+
302,721
All Active Patients 16+
668,022

What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine at IHA

 

Pause of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine
Out of an abundance of caution, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) have recommended a temporary pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine.

We have paused all administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until additional information is available. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet on April 14 to review safety data. Once the ACIP has met, we will contact the 803 patients that we have administered the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to with additional information.

A total of 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson have been administered in the United States to date. There have been six (6) reports of a rare type of blood clot in women ages 18-48, reported 6-13 days after vaccination.

This pause does not involve the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. We remain confident in the safety of the mRNA vaccines approved for emergency use authorization (EUA) and will continue the administration of those vaccines.

Those that have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.

 

Current Vaccination Phase

We are currently vaccinating all active IHA and SJMG patients age 16 and older at our regional COVID Vaccine Clinics. Additionally, we are beginning to offer vaccinations within our primary care and pediatric offices.

To make an appointment, click the button below. We also continue to send invitations in waves, as supply allows, through the MyChart patient portal, which allows for online scheduling.

If you have questions specific to the vaccine and a health condition, please make an appointment to speak with your primary care provider.

Supply is still limited, and new appointments will become available each week.

IHA’s dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is in constant communication and collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Washtenaw, Livingston and Wayne County Departments of Health, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System for updates on the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine for our patients.

Scheduling your COVID-19 Vaccine

We are contacting eligible IHA & St. Joe’s Medical Group patients on the MyChart Patient Portal in waves to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointments. We are first contacting eligible primary care patients, followed by specialty patients. Patients without MyChart will be contacted by phone. We encourage you to sign up for MyChart as it will be the quickest way to schedule your vaccine once you have been contacted to do so. Thank you for your patience!

For more information on how to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine at IHA or St. Joe's Medical Group, visit the link below.

Learn More about Scheduling Vaccine

 

Patients who have been vaccinated will not be contacted

Please know that if you are an IHA or St. Joe's Medical Group patient and you receive your COVID-19 vaccine at an outside location, we will receive your vaccination information through our data-sharing relationship with the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). We are using this data to continue to prioritize contacting our patients who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, so if you receive your vaccine elsewhere you may not be contacted by IHA or St. Joe's Medical Group about the vaccine. If you are an IHA or St. Joe's Medical Group patient who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine according to MDHHS and you have the opportunity to schedule your vaccine elsewhere, we encourage you to do so.

 

Come support our vaccine clinics - we are hiring! 

We are hiring staff to help support our COVID-19 vaccine clinics - no healthcare experience necessary. Apply now & be a part of history! 

We're hiring for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

 

IHA Infectious Diseases Physician Anurag Malani, MD, answers questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine

 

An FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine designed to prevent the COVID-19 virus is the best hope for ending the pandemic. We know there are still many questions and concerns regarding these vaccines. That's why IHA and St. Joe's Medical Group remain committed to keeping you and our communities informed and educated as major developments occur. 

 

Sign up for MyChart

In order to have your best chance at scheduling the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to sign up & activate your Trinity Health MyChart account as soon as possible.

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Read frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

There are many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. We've heard you and put together a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Where can I get more information?

More information is available about coronavirus on the State of Michigan coronavirus website.

If you have additional questions, you can reach the State's COVID Hotline at 1.888.535.6136.

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