First Lady Jill Biden to tour GRCC’s pop-up community vaccination clinic

First Lady Jill Biden at a COVID vaccine clinic with people getting vaccinated.
Photo by Office of the First Lady

Grand Rapids Community College is hosting a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, May 27, welcoming First Lady Jill Biden, who is highlighting partnerships between federal pharmacy partners and community colleges.

The walk-in clinic is open to the public, with vaccinations available between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at GRCC’s Administration Building, 415 E. Fulton Street. Dr. Biden, a community college professor, will tour the GRCC vaccination clinic and meet some residents getting their shots.

“We’re proud to welcome the first lady to GRCC, and deeply appreciate her support for community colleges and for vaccinating our community members,” GRCC President Bill Pink said. “Community colleges will play a vital role as our region emerges from the pandemic. This pop-up vaccination clinic is one more example of how GRCC and partnerships make West Michigan stronger.”

Additional information about the GRCC clinic and registration is here: grcc.edu/coronavirus-information/covid19-campus-protocols/popup-vaccination-clinic

GRCC Nursing students recently administered shots into the arms of students, campus employees, and others as part of the Shot of Love campaign, a partnership with Urban Church Leadership Center and Spectrum Health.

Pink said the vaccines are an additional layer of protection, one of several tools used in GRCC’s ongoing efforts to keep students, faculty, staff and community members safe with an eye toward a more familiar fall semester.

All COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States have been deemed as safe and effective. Additional information about the vaccines is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus/vaccines.