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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 vaccine is our path back to normal life and a strong economy. After decades of research, months of clinical development, and tens of thousands of diverse volunteers in clinical trials, scientists and doctors worldwide have joined forces to bring us a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19, and help give us our lives back.

Small business owners can offer the following resources to your employees to help Michigan reach its goal to vaccinate 70% of our eligible population.

Vaccine Details

The State of Michigan has provided details on the COVID-19 vaccine, including:

SBAM is working to provide members with guidance as it becomes available.

Vaccine Guidance

Vaccination Options

There are several pathways to obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine.

Find a vaccine provider near you.

Local Health Departments 

  • Individuals can obtain details and sometimes pre-register at their local health department
  • Employers can contact health departments to inquire about specific clinics for your organization

Meijer Pharmacies 

  • Individuals can pre-register at or by texting COVID to 75049.
  • Employers can inquire about the potential for a dedicated clinic for your organization by emailing

Local Hospital Systems

Many hospital systems are preparing to make vaccine appointments available. Check your local health care department’s website for details.

Frequently Asked Questions: CDC

Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?

No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?

No. Neither the recently authorized and recommended vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States can cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection.​

If your body develops an immune response—the goal of vaccination—there is a possibility you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus. Experts are currently looking at how COVID-19 vaccination may affect antibody testing results.

If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, vaccine should be offered to you regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first.

Will a COVID-19 vaccination protect me from getting sick with COVID-19?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this protects you from getting sick with COVID-19.

Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?

No. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way.