By Jon King /

COVID booster shots are now being made available to qualifying Livingston County residents, along with opportunities to get an initial vaccination.

The Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) reports that COVID-19 vaccinations are available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Mobile COVID Vaccination Program. In an effort to reach more Michiganders in need of COVID-19 vaccination, the state health department is bringing the COVID-19 vaccine to convenient locations across Michigan, including several locations within Livingston County during the month of October. No appointments are necessary to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine.

Health officials say vaccination is still the best public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals aged 12 years and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and are encouraged to receive their vaccination if they have not already.

Additionally, according to the newest CDC recommendations, several groups of people are now eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series. They include people 65 years and older, residents 18 years and older in long-term care settings, people ages 18-64 with underlying medical conditions or who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of an occupational or institutional setting.

However, the booster dose recommendations only apply to individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for their primary series. There is currently no booster recommendation for those who received the Janssen or Moderna vaccine for their primary series and those individuals cannot receive a booster dose of Pfizer vaccine. Learn more about CDC’s booster dose recommendations by visiting

COVID-19 vaccines are readily available throughout Livingston County. To find a location that offers the COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including safety and efficacy information, visit or For questions, email or call 517-546-9850.

A complete list of Livingston County COVID-19 Vaccine Community Clinics is posted below.