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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 clinic.meijer.com or by texting COVID to 75049.
  • Employers can inquire about the potential for a dedicated clinic for your organization by emailing clinic@meijer.com

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.