MSU Pavilion COVID-19 vaccine clinic to close next week

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)– Following operation on Tuesday, June 8th the Ingham County Health Department will shut down the vaccination clinic at the MSU Pavillion.

“We did approaching 600 at the pavilion say in the last week, where we would have done 1700 in a day when we were really busy,” said Ingham County health officer, Linda Vail.

The department confirms to 6 News, that due to the significant drop in vaccine demand, they’ll move to a more community-based approach. “It is, basically time to be more convenient for where people are, instead of having people come to us,” said Vail.

Vail says the pavilion also uses a lot of resources.

“When you’re doing just that many a day, and it requires traffic control, emergency management from MSU on-site, paramedics on-site, there’s a certain number of people for directing traffic and doing certain things that are just going to be there no matter how many people come in a day,” said Vail.

As of last week, officials had administered more than 94,000 doses at the pavilion.

From food banks, to school and pharmacies, there will still be plenty of places to get a vaccine.

“There are many, many places where you can get vaccinated and that’s likely to start increasing, I would expect that our health systems are goin g to start pushing the vaccine out to their provider offices, so that you’ll see more vaccine in provider offices which hasn’t happened a lot yet,” said Vail.

The clinic will remain open through Tuesday, hours of operation are 8:30 am through 12:30 p.m.

You do not need an appointment to get a vaccine.

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