COVID-19 Vaccine Request for Parents and Caregivers

Under current State of Michigan COVID-19 vaccine strategy, parents and caregivers of children with special health care needs are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Parents and adult caregivers of children age 21 and younger who have special health care needs and receive care from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital providers — including our off-site outpatient clinics — can request an invitation to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment with Michigan Medicine.

Questions and Answers About the Parent or Caregiver Vaccination

Who can request to be vaccinated?

Parents and adult caregivers of children with conditions that limit the child’s ability to perform activities of daily life including:

  • Physical, developmental, or mental disabilities.
  • Sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment.
  • Other conditions that require medical management and/or use of specialized services or programs.

What’s the fastest way for a parent or caregiver to be vaccinated?

  • The State of Michigan’s vaccination distribution strategy is designed to offer broad, equitable access to vaccines for individuals across the state. This strategy includes a goal that no Michigander should have to drive more than 20 minutes to reach a vaccination site. Towards this effort, the majority of Michigan’s vaccine supply is being directed to health departments and pharmacies.
  • While we welcome parents and caregivers of children with special health care needs to request a vaccine from Michigan Medicine, we strongly encourage you to also explore additional opportunities to be vaccinated through a variety of local options. Learn how to find a vaccine appointment near you.

What proof of eligibility will be required to request to be vaccinated at U-M?

When you submit the vaccine request form, you will provide your child’s name, date of birth, and their Michigan Medicine provider’s name.

You do not need to request anything from your child’s health care team to be eligible. Please do not call or message your child’s provider about scheduling a vaccine appointment.  To ensure vaccines are being administered as quickly and fairly as possible, vaccine invitations are managed exclusively through our COVID-19 vaccine team.

How soon should I expect to receive an invitation to schedule a vaccine appointment at U-M?

At this time, our vaccine supply remains limited. We are unable to provide an estimate regarding long it may take for individuals in this eligibility group to receive a Michigan Medicine invitation.

We highly recommend checking with your local health department and retail pharmacies in your area about vaccination options, and taking the first available vaccination appointment that is available to you. Learn how to find a vaccine appointment near you.

How to Sign Up for a Patient or Caregiver Vaccination at Michigan Medicine

Choose your category below and follow the steps beneath.

I have access to the internet and email:

  1. Complete the vaccine request registration form. Note: Before completing the form, make sure you are not logged into your MyUofMHealth.org patient portal account. If you are logged into your patient portal account, you will need to log out, close your web browser, then open a fresh browser window and re-open the webForm link before you complete the form. Each parent or adult caregiver requesting a vaccine appointment should complete a separate form.
  2. If you do not already have a MyUofMHealth patient portal account, you will receive an email within two business days of submitting the above form, with instructions on how to activate a MyUofMhealth patient portal account.
    If you do have a MyUofMHealth patient portal account, you will be sent account recovery instructions by email in case you have any trouble accessing your account.
  3. Your invitation to schedule an appointment will be sent through the portal, and you will receive a notification of the invitation through email. If you do not have consistent access to the internet, we do not recommend signing up for a portal account because you may not be aware when you receive an invitation to schedule an appointment.

I do not have access to the internet and email:

Call 734-763-6336 to ask to be included in a future wave of invitations to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. (For those with internet and email access, we respectfully ask that you please reserve use of our hotline for individuals without access.)

Learn More

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines at Michigan Medicine on UofMHealth.org.