West Michigan Vaccine Clinic Anticipates Busiest Day Yet and Provides Parking Tips
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 28, 2021 – The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place, operated by Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, is expecting to provide 12,000 vaccinations on Monday, March 29.
While the clinic has special capacity to provide 20,000 vaccinations, it has been limited by vaccine supplies. Monday, the clinic has supply for and has scheduled 12,000 first vaccine doses. The clinic operates by appointment only.
In an effort to improve community and patient experience, the clinic has expanded parking options.
People 65+ or who require mobility assistance are invited to park at DeVos Place entering the north parking entrance from the West on Michigan Street or the south parking entrance from the East on Lyon Street. A parking attendant will provide special instructions for those who need assistance. Drivers also can use the drop off zone in front of DeVos place on Monroe Avenue and proceed to the cell phone lot within the Gerald Ford Museum parking lots to wait until pick up notification.
All others can choose one of the following convenient parking options:
- Government Center Ramp: Across the street from DeVos Place, parking is located at Government Center located at 300 Monroe. The ramp can be accessed off Ottawa or one of the two Monroe entrances. Please bring parking ticket to the clinic for validation.
- MOTU: Park at any of the convenient MOTU meters. To download the MOTU app instructions or to get a free two hour parking validation code, click here and then on DeVos Place Instructions.
- Gerald Ford Museum North and South Lots and Rapid Shuttle: Park at the Museum lots, located off Scribner Avenue and Bridge Street/Michigan Avenue. These lots are available as overflow, and gates will open automatically upon entry. A shuttle from The Rapid will run every eight minutes to and from DeVos Place. The shuttle stop is located on Bridge Street/Michigan Avenue. To return to these lots, The Rapid will pick up at the bus stop located just outside of DeVos Place/Monroe Avenue on the left after exiting the building.
More information about the clinic can be found at wmvaccineclinic.org.
Spokesperson Availability: Monday, March 29, 2021, Brian Brasser, chief operating officer, Spectrum Health Grand Rapids
About Kent County
The County of Kent government serves a diverse population of more than 650,000 residents, making it the fourth largest county in Michigan. The County provides a wide range of essential services in the following areas: law enforcement, correctional facility, three court systems, elections, social services, public health, park system and vital records. Additionally, it has operating agreements for the maintenance of County drains, solid waste and road, mental health services, and with the Gerald R. Ford International Airport and John Ball Zoo. To learn more about Kent County services, visit www.accesskent.com.
About Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving more than 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation, and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.
About Mercy Health
Mercy Health is a regional, multi-campus, Catholic health care system serving West Michigan and the lakeshore with 3 hospital campuses, 736 hospital beds, and more than 8,000 colleagues, as well as hospice, home health and long-term care service offerings. Mercy Health has annual operating revenues of about $1.4 billion and returns about $80 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs. Mercy Health Physician Partners, a multi-specialty medical group, employs more than 960 physicians and advanced practice professionals in more than 80 physician offices in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland and along the West Michigan lakeshore. Mercy Health, a member of Trinity Health, is committed to being a trusted health partner for life, transforming the communities we serve, by providing high-quality care that is the most accessible, compassionate and personalized in West Michigan. Visit us at MercyHealth.com.
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Media Relations Contacts ONLY:
Steve Kelso, Kent County Health Department
Rick Jensen, Spectrum Health
Beth Cranson, Spectrum Health
Amy Rotter, Mercy Health