Parents/guardians are required to submit:

• A complete immunization record or

• A physician (MD/DO)-signed State of Michigan Medical Contraindication Form or

• A current, certified State of Michigan Nonmedical Immunization Waiver Form

Students without a completed immunization record and/or a certified waiver form are subject to exclusion from school or childcare unless the student is in a “provisional” category. Children in the provisional category are defined as those who have received 1 or more doses of vaccine but need to wait the recommended time to receive the next dose.

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Kent County Immunization Clinics

Kent County Health Department has several clinic locations throughout Kent County. You can make an appointment by appointment by calling (616) 632-7200. All clinics are open Monday through Friday, however hours vary by location. TB tests are not administered on Thursdays and at certain times prior to a holiday. Test results must be verified by a public health nurse within 48 to 72 hours after administration.

Clinic Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
 8:00am - 4:45pm
 CLOSED 11:30am - 12:45pm

1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of Month:
 12:45pm - 4:45pm
2nd & 4th Thursday of Month:
 10:00am - 12:30pm & 1:45pm - 6:45pm


Fuller Clinic (Main)

700 Fuller NE
 Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Phone: (616) 632-7200
FAX: (616) 632-7013

South Clinic

4700 Kalamazoo Ave SE
 Kentwood, MI 49508
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Phone: (616) 632-7200
FAX: (616) 827-2409

North County Clinic
Temporary Clinic

North Kent Connect
 10075 Northland Dr. NE
 Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

Phone: (616) 632-7200

Cedar Springs Clinic

4191 17 Mile Rd NE
 Cedar Springs, MI 49319
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Sheldon Clinic Sheldon Complex

121 Franklin SE, Ste. 130
 Grand Rapids, MI 49507
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Phone: (616) 632-7200
FAX: (616) 632-7028


  1. IMMUNIZATION RECORD(S) for all persons being immunized
  2. INSURANCE CARDS(S) for all persons being immunized


Please visit the Kent County Health Department Website for more information regarding potential fees.


Many health insurance plans cover routine immunizations. The Kent County Health Department bills only Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Care Network. If the client is fully insured by any other company, vaccines will be administered at the current fee schedule.

Kent County Immunization Waiver Policy

The Kent County Health Department’s mission statement is to serve, protect, and promote a healthy community for all. Our mission includes protecting the public from vaccine-preventable diseases. Many diseases that have been eliminated or rare are making a comeback. There have been large increases in pertussis (whooping cough), measles, and chickenpox diseases throughout the United States. While many people may only become moderately ill with these diseases, the most vulnerable in our community; infants, the elderly, and those with chronic medical conditions could suffer serious consequences such as hospitalization and death. Even healthy people have developed these same consequences.


It is our responsibility to ensure that parents/guardians have an opportunity to have their questions answered, discuss concerns, and be offered scientific-based education on the benefits of vaccination and the risks of disease before signing a waiver.

What if you don’t immunize your child?

  • Your child is at greater risk of catching a vaccine-preventable disease
  • Your child may infect others in our community if they come down with the disease
  • Your child may be excluded from daycare, pre-school, or school for several days or weeks to prevent them catching or spreading a vaccine-preventable disease


What to do to obtain a nonmedical waiver:

We strongly encourage you to immunize your child, but if you have chosen to waive your child’s immunizations, you must make an appointment at a Kent County Health Department Immunization Clinic to speak with a nurse. Clinic locations can be found at


To make an appointment at any of our four locations, please call 616 632-7200.


Please note that the schools will no longer have waivers. You must receive a certified waiver from the health department for it to be a valid waiver.


Medical waivers must be obtained from your doctor. The medical waiver forms can be found at under the Health Care Professionals/Providers link or at under the School/Childcare link.