Sparrow expands access to COVID vaccine through clinics at local high schools
Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
LANSING, MI – In its continuing efforts to increase access and convenience in getting a COVID-19 vaccine, for the first time Sparrow is offering vaccination clinics at several Mid-Michigan high schools for young people 16 and over.
Following the success of a clinic last week at Okemos High School, Sparrow is scheduled to provide the Pfizer vaccine at Bath High School from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5; followed by Waverly, noon to 3 p.m., Monday, May 10; St. Johns, 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12; and Grand Ledge, 3-6 p.m., Friday, May 14. The clinics are geared for students at the schools.
Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The clinics will be staffed by Sparrow caregivers, including pharmacists, nurses, athletic trainers, and others. Community volunteers will also assist with patient flow.
The clinic at Okemos – the first held by Sparrow – was a resounding success, resulting in 87 vaccinations.
Sparrow has distributed over 100,000 COVID vaccines, many through the indoor vaccination site at Frandor in Lansing and the nearby drive-thru, 3131 E. Michigan Ave. Sparrow has also distributed vaccines to underserved areas through its Mobile Health Clinic.
Sparrow has been a national leader in COVID-19 patient care and testing, becoming one of the first hospitals in Michigan to offer tests for inpatients and using innovative processes to increase access and availability.
Sparrow has also been nationally recognized for its innovative COVID patient visitation policy in which a family member or friend is allowed to visit patients on a limited basis wearing personal protective equipment and following strict safety procedures.
Look for more information at https://www.Sparrow.org/vaccine.
Sparrow Health System is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.