1B COVID Vaccinations Start at BCMH

BARAGA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

PRESS RELEASE

January 7, 2021

In accordance with Health Department guidelines, BCMH will be offering the COVID-19 Vaccine to those 65 years of age and older as well as qualifying essential frontline workers starting Thursday, January 14th.

If you are interested in making an appointment to get the vaccine, please call our COVID Vaccine Hotline at 906-524-3471. The Hotline will prompt you to leave a message with your name, phone number, birthdate, and place of employment. These questions will help us to verify your eligibility, as well as keeping the process as efficient as possible. Our scheduling coordinators will return your call to schedule your appointment.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be given in a series of two vaccines, 21 days apart. Your second appointment will be made at the time of your first appointment. You will be given a card with the date and time of your second appointment and it will be your responsibility to keep track of your next appointment. 

At this time, our vaccine supply is limited, and we are working diligently to increase our supply. For this reason, you may not be able to make an appointment once the available slots and doses have been filled. Because of this, it is imperative that those who have an appointment attend your scheduled appointment so a dose is not wasted.

When coming for your appointment, please bring your medical insurance card. Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Cross have provided us the guidance for billing for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. There will be no charge to the patient.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.