McLaren Greater Lansing to parter with ICHD in the issuing of vaccines


An MSU student gets vaccinated at the MSU student clinic/ Photo Credit: MSU University Communications

Nathan Stearns, News Director

LANSING— The staff at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital are partnering with the Ingham County Health Department to help administer vaccinations at the MSU Pavilion beginning on April 27.  An increased vaccination supply resulted in the need for more support.

McLaren Greater Lansing is the latest agency in a growing list of partnerships that have been established with the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, MSU, the Ingham County Health Department, the Michigan National Guard and Lansing Urgent Care staff members are assisting with personnel support.

Through these five partnerships, it is estimated that the MSU Pavilion will be able to issue between 3,000 and 4,000 vaccines on a daily basis, a sharp increase from the 1,400 vaccines that were being issued daily on average.

“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, the President and Chief Executive Officer at McLaren Greater Lansing.

The MSU Pavilion is open from 9 a.m.—2:30 p.m. all week for issuing vaccines, and no appointment is required.

Any Michigan resident who is 16 or older can register for a vaccine with the county health department here.