As COVID-19 cases increase across the state, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to work to increase community access to vaccines.

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MDHHS announced Tuesday it's partnering with 22 neighborhood testing sites across the state to offer COVID-19 vaccines in addition to testing.

The testing sites are the result of Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist’s COVID-19 Racial Disparties Task Force. Many of sites are in partnership with Michigan's Intermediate School Districts, school districts, local health departments, churches, and other important community organizations.The State of Michigan says that neighborhood sites have provided 121,247 tests since their inception.

In West Michigan, locations include:

  • Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Benton Harbor
  • Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Grand Rapids
  • Christ Temple Church in Muskegon
  • Hope Community Church in Niles

Find additional locations and information about times of operation here.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health, said in a release,

“We know the best way out of this pandemic is through strong public health interventions like wearing masks, testing, and most importantly the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. These neighborhood and community sites provide crucial and convenient access to testing and vaccines to ensure all Michiganders have equitable access to stay healthy and safe.”

Vaccines are free and no insurance is required. Both vaccinations and testing are available on a walk-in basis.

You can find all upcoming clinics and locations at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.

As of Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention have raised the risk level of COVID-19 infection to substantial in Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa County. Allegan and Van Buren Counties are currently high risk. The CDC recommends that anyone in a substantial to high risk area wear a face mask in indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status.

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