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Sparrow COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

Vaccine
Posted at 9:46 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 15:07:35-05

LANSING, Mich. — As of midnight Tuesday, Sparrow had distributed or allocated 33,968 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 99 percent of what we have received.

Sparrow will schedule clinics based on the weekly allotment we receive. The Sparrow Laboratories Drive-Thru Services Site is located at 3131 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Those who fit the criteria (as defined by the state of Michigan) can get more information at www.Sparrow.org/Vaccine. Besides older adults, the 1B group includes frontline essential workers, such as law enforcement, firefighters, shelter workers, teachers and child care workers. Vaccines are by appointment only.

There will be no charge to the public for the vaccine. All administrative costs, for staffing and supplies, will be billed to insurance. Patients will not be billed for any balance not covered by insurance and those without insurance will not be charged.

Of the vaccine doses we have received, 2,650 have gone to Sparrow Clinton Hospital, 2,000 for Sparrow Ionia, 1,400 for Sparrow Eaton, and 1,000 for Sparrow Carson.

On Wednesday, 1,088 vaccines were given at Sparrow. In all, 64 percent of Sparrow caregivers have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 4,756 are fully vaccinated (both doses).

Sparrow has been a national leader in COVID-19 patient care and testing, becoming one of the first hospitals in Michigan to offer tests for inpatients and using innovative processes to increase access and availability. Our Frandor drive-thru site alone has processed over 100,000 tests.

Sparrow has also been nationally recognized for its innovative COVID patient visitation policy in which a family member or friend is allowed to visit patients on a limited basis wearing personal protective equipment and following strict safety procedures.

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