Ingham County Health Department and Lansing Urgent Care offering Pfizer vaccine to Michigan residents 12 and up


Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

INGHAM COUNTY— Beginning today, the Ingham County Health Department will begin vaccinating children between the ages of 12 and 15 with the Pfizer vaccine. Both the CDC and FDA sanctioned the Pfizer vaccine for widespread usage amongst adolescents on Monday.

Lansing Urgent Care is also issuing vaccines to children between the ages of 12-15 at all eight of its area locations.  An appointment is required to receive the shot, and the different branches are open from 10 a.m.—7 p.m. Monday through Saturday

“This is a tremendous development in our fight against COVID-19,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “Case rates in this age group have been high, and due to sports or school exposures, many children in this age range have had to quarantine. The vaccine will give 12-15 year olds significant protection from COVID-19. It is a step toward normalcy for this age group and will contribute to community immunity.”

The MSU Pavilion clinic, which is allowing children to receive the vaccine on Tuesday’s through Friday’s from 8:30 a.m.— 4 p.m., is not requiring parents to make an appointment before bringing their child to be vaccinated.  However, a parent must be present when the child receives the vaccine.

Currently, all Michigan residents who are 12 and older can now receive a vaccine at any Ingham County-sponsored vaccination site. The Pfizer vaccine is the only approved vaccine for those between the ages of 12-17

Those wishing to make an appointment or to view which vaccines are offered at each area clinic can check here.