COVID-19 Vaccine Online Scheduling
Grand River Medical Group patients are eligible to request an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccine online. The COVID-19 vaccine is available for patients 5 years of age and older. Pediatric appointments for those 5-11 are now available as well as for immunocompromised individuals who meet CDC-defined criteria for needing a 3rd additional dose AND those who meet the CDC-defined criteria to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster dose as stated below:
- Patients 65 and older who received two doses of the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine, with the 2nd dose having been at least 6 months ago
- Patients 50-64 with underlying medical conditions who received two doses of the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine, with the 2nd dose having been at least 6 months ago
- Patients 18-49 with underlying medical conditions who received two doses of the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine, with the 2nd dose having been at least 6 months ago
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Lung Disease including COPD, asthma (moderate to severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
- Dementia or other neurological conditions
- Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
- Down syndrome
- Heart Conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension
- HIV infection
- Liver disease
- Overweight and Obesity
- Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
- Smoking, current or former
- Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
- Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
- Substance use disorders
- Patients 18-64 who are at an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of an occupational or institutional setting who received two doses of the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine, with the 2nd dose having been at least 6 months ago
- Correctional Facilities
- Homeless Shelters
- First Responders (including healthcare workers, firefighters, police, and congregate care staff)
- Education Staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
- Food and Agriculture Workers
- US Postal Service Workers
- Public Transit Workers
- Grocery Store Workers
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine updates the newest guidance also recommends that all individuals who received Johnson & Johnson as their primary vaccine series get a booster dose at least two months after their primary dose. Per this newest guidance, that booster dose can be Johnson & Johnson or one of the mRNA (Moderna or Pfizer) vaccines. Please note that Grand River Medical Group does not currently have any Johnson and Johnson vaccine supply. If you are looking for Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please reach out to your local county office for vaccine opportunities. However, if you are looking to get one of the mRNA vaccines as your booster, please schedule your appointment online or call your primary care doctor’s office.
Want to receive your COVID-19 and flu vaccine at the same time? We are now offering appointments for a flu vaccine, COVID-19 vaccine or for those who wish to receive BOTH vaccines. Use the online scheduler below to check appointment availability or call your primary doctor's office to schedule an appointment.
Please read these instructions before requesting an appointment.
- After you click the "Schedule Now" button below:
- Complete the registration form by entering the following information for the person receiving the vaccine, first name and last name (as shown on the driver's license, state-issued ID, or birth certificate), date of birth, phone number, email, and home address. If you do not have an email you can skip that step.
- A verification code will be sent to the contact information we have on file for you/your child. Please note that this is being sent to what is on file, not always the phone/email contact you entered into the form, be sure to check all household phone and email accounts for the verification code. If you do not receive the verification code, please call our Vaccine Scheduling Line (563) 589-4055 (between the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday (5/15/2021)) to request an appointment by phone.
- Once you receive the verification code, enter that into your registration form.
- Next, you will answer a few questions about the current health and vaccine history of the person receiving the vaccine. Please know there may be times when you cannot book your appointment online and need to call the office to schedule.
- After you select the date and time, be sure to click "Request my Appointment" in the GREY box.
- Once you complete the entire process you will receive a notification that your appointment has been requested. If you DO NOT get a confirmation text, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE (563) 589-4055. Do not try to schedule another appointment online through the link.
If at any time in the process you are unable to complete the online scheduling request, please contact our Vaccine Scheduling Line (563) 589-4055, available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ready to Request an Appointment?
Adolescents MUST be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.
Are you eligible for a COVID-19 3rd additional dose?
- Current guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state that a 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available to those who are moderate to severely immunocompromised. Moderate to severely immunocompromised individuals are defined as individuals who are or have:
- Actively receiving cancer treatment
- Received a solid-organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Received CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- A moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency like:
- DiGeorge Syndrome
- Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
Currently being treated with immunosuppressing or immunomodulating medication for the following health conditions:
- Asplenia/Sickle Cell Disease
- Chronic Renal Disease
- Common Variable Immunodeficiency
- Crohn's Disease
- IgG Deficiency
- Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Psoriasis/Other Dermatologic issues
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Ulcerative Colitis
Currently receiving active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids and other immunosuppressing medications such as:
- IVIG Infusion
- Mycophenolate Mofetil
- Prednisone dose (20 mg daily or more)
*This is not an inclusive list. if you have questions regarding your eligibility to receive the vaccine we ask that you contact your primary care doctor to discuss your eligibility.
- If you fit the above criteria and received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine for your 1st and 2nd doses you may be eligible for a 3rd booster dose. This updated guidance does not include those who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
- If you are not sure if you fit the above criteria we encourage you to contact your healthcare professional to discuss your health and if a 3rd booster dose is right for you.
- While no physician order is necessary to schedule your additional (3rd) dose, you will be required to self-attest that you are moderate to severely immunocompromised, as defined above.
- Please note the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health continue to state that fully vaccinated people with healthy immune systems do not need another dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at this time.
When You've Been Fully Vaccinated
People are considered fully vaccinated:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine
If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated. CDC guidance for individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what is known about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
We're still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.
Learn more about what's changed and what hasn't changed from the CDC if you've been fully vaccinated.