MSU Pavilion now accepting all Michigan residents for COVID-19 vaccine


Vaccine testing vials/ Photo Credit: MSU University Communications

Nathan Stearns, News Director

LANSING— Starting on Monday, all Michigan residents are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Michigan State Pavilion clinic that is operated in conjunction with the Ingham County Health Department. The site only offers drive-thru vaccinations, and residents are able to begin scheduling appointments as soon as this week.

“People move across county lines all the time,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “Ensuring that everyone in the state who wants a vaccine can get a vaccine benefits us all. We are seeing the number of new cases soar across the state, and there is a sense of urgency with getting people vaccinated.”

The eligibility expansion is attributed to additional personnel support from the U.S. Department of Defense, who sent more vaccination manpower through a FEMA program. As a result of the additional workforce support, the Ingham County Health Department anticipates that between 3,000 and 4,000 people a day will be vaccinated, in comparison to the old number of 1,600 people a day.

To date, over 68,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed at the MSU Pavilion.

“We are incredibly proud of this partnership and the ability to expand our reach to all those in Michigan seeking a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine,” said MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “With this expansion, we hope to help the state reach its goal of vaccinating 70% of Michigan residents age 16 and older sooner.”

The Michigan National Guard and Lansing Urgent Care staff are currently supporting operations at the MSU Pavilion. In addition, other mass vaccination clinics in the area are set up at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason and the Dwight Rich School of the Arts in Lansing.

Residents seeking to register for a vaccination appointment can sign up here.