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GRCC planning second COVID-19 vaccination clinic with boosters after providing shots to 76 students, employees and community members last month

Nov. 2, 2021, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College is planning a second walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students, employees, and community members that includes booster shots for all three vaccines after a larger-than-expected turnout at last month’s clinic.

The event is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center auditorium, 151 Fountain St. NE.  A parking pass will be provided for individuals getting the vaccine. Walk-ins are welcome.

GRCC’s Oct. 27 clinic saw 76 people getting the shots through Visit Cares, the organization partnering with GRCC and the state of Michigan to administer vaccines.

The clinics are part of an effort to help students, employees and community members have access to an effective COVID-fighting tool. All three COVID-19 vaccine options will be available, as well as booster shots for those who are eligible. Information about booster shots and eligibility is available here.

Vaccines will not be available for children ages 5-11 at this time.

It is recommended that people bring their vaccine card if they are getting a second vaccine dose or a booster vaccine.

Additional vaccination location information is available at

The clinics are one of the steps GRCC is taking or extending as part of a campus safety and wellness plan.

On-campus class sizes will be limited to 75% capacity, and the college is replacing two-person desks with single-person desks in most classrooms. Hundreds of hand sanitizing stations were added last year, and changes were made to campus cooling and ventilation to increase air flow.

College leaders are monitoring developments with COVID-19 and the delta variant, and are communicating with state and federal health authorities for guidance as conditions change.

GRCC Nursing students administered shots into the arms of students, campus employees, and others in the spring as part of the Shot of Love campaign, a partnership with Urban Church Leadership Center and Spectrum Health.

In May, the college hosted a campus vaccination pop-up clinic, which was visited by first lady Jill Biden.