Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Sarah Tackebury - Nursing and Clinical Services Manager
Emily Nelson - Public Health Nursing Services Manager
Melissa Opheim - Public Health Services Manager/EPC
Amy Revette - WIC Manager
Mark Pickell - Business Services Manager
Joel Kwiatkowski - Environmental Health Manager
Dr. Thomas Bender - Medical Director
Dr. William Morrone - Medical Examiner
Bay County Health Department
1200 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4009
Fax: (989) 895-4014
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

COVID Vaccine Clinic Information

The Bay County Health Department is hosting many COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Please call 989-895-2035 to schedule same-day appointments, see calendar below for available dates and times. 

Clinics will be using either the Pfizer (BioNtech) or the Novavax vaccine. The Novavax vaccine is only available for those ages 12 years and older and who have not already received any of the previous vaccines. Novavax is currently not approved as a booster dose at this time.

For ages 6 months - 15 years, the child must have a legal parent or guardian present with them to receive the vaccine and a signed consent form by the parent/guardian.

For ages 16 and 17 years, if the parent/guardian is not present at time of vaccination, the minor consent form must be signed by the parent/guardian.

Clinic Address and Information:

  • Bay County Health Department: 1200 Washington Avenue, Bay City, Michigan. 

Clinic Dates & Times:

**All Calendars Are Pediatric and Adult Clinics Combined!

Partner Providers of the COVID-19 Vaccine in our Community

Kroger - Pharmacies will dedicate an hour of each day exclusively to offer COVID-19 vaccines, check appointment availability

Current eligibility: Individuals 16+ (16 is the lowest age authorized by the FDA for use of the Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available to anyone over 18)

Meijer - availability of the COVID-19 vaccine available at every store. Visit your local Meijer Pharmacy or if you prefer to set up an appointment, text “COVID” to 75049 and they will notify you when they have a dose for you. For more information click here.

Walmart – availability of the COVID-19 vaccine at stores in and around Bay County. Visit the store to book an appointment or schedule online here.

Walgreens - supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are now available at no cost for those who meet age and state-specific eligibility criteria. Visit a store to obtain a vaccine or book an appointment. You can book an appointment online as well.

Rite Aid - availability of the COVID-19 vaccine at stores in and around Bay County. Visit the store to book an appointment or schedule online here

Great Lakes Bay Health Center – Provides Moderna vaccine (and the Pfizer pediatric vaccine) Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 1:00 PM at Bay Side Health Center, 3884 Monitor Road. Walk-ins are available, no appointment is necessary. For more information visit GLBHC’s website here.

Medical Practice Partners - availability of the COVID-19 Pfizer pediatric vaccine, located at 712 South Trumbull Street in Bay City. Call (989) 893-4351 or visit their website to schedule an appointment.