Bronson Introduces New COVID-19 Scheduling Process
Bronson Healthcare has introduced a new scheduling process for COVID-19 vaccinations.
Bronson is currently vaccinating adults 65+ and healthcare workers as supplies allow. Because demand for the vaccine outweighs supply, Bronson is initially only encouraging adults 65+ and health care workers to register at this time to help launch this process, and Bronson will contact them to schedule an appointment when vaccine is available.
The amount of vaccine received each week from the State of Michigan is limited. Bronson is committed to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly, safely and equitably as possible, and this new registration process helps to ensure distribution happens to those at most risk for COVID-19 hospitalizations and death. Bronson continues to follow vaccine prioritization phases from the State of Michigan.
Those who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Bronson must register in advance through their own personal Bronson MyChart account.
If individuals do not have a Bronson MyChart account, they can create one for free at mychart.bronsonhealth.com/MyChart/signup. If you are unable to sign up online and require assistance with registration, please call our COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (269) 567-3136, which is available Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Call volumes are extremely high. Please only use the phone line if you are eligible for the vaccine and unable to register online. This will allow those who can only schedule by phone to have access to one of our team members.
The scheduling prioritization is based on phases as outlined by the State of Michigan. Within those phases, Bronson will be sending out scheduling notification based on age, health risk level and location. If those numbers exceed the vaccines available, random selection may be implemented.
Once registered, no further actions needs to be taken. Due to a limited vaccine supply, individuals may not immediately receive a notification to schedule, even if they fall within the criteria Bronson is currently vaccinating. Depending on supply and eligibility, it make take weeks or months to receive a notification that individuals are able to schedule.
As of February 7, Bronson has administered 14,874 first doses and 7,587 second doses for COVID-19 vaccine to adults 65+ and Phase 1A healthcare workers, totaling 22,461 doses.
More information can be found on Bronson’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage at bronsonhealth.com/covid19vaccine.