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COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5-11

Wood TV 8, October 20, 2021 – Our very own Dr. Jenny Bush recently spoke with @WOODTV about the anticipated approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. She shares information on the vaccine, its safety and how we’re preparing. Read more here>

Cherry Health offers same-day flu shots, COVID boosters at drive-through clinic

Fox 17, October 4, 2021 – Cherry Health is offering free flu shots to the public at its drive-through clinic through December, along with COVID-19 booster shots for those who qualify. The shots can be received on the same day and are free to the public regardless of insurance status. Appointments are required. Shots will Read More

Health centers based at Grand Rapids Public Schools are set to reopen on Oct. 4

Mlive, September 28, 2021 – The three Cherry Health School Based Health Centers at GRPS will be reopening on Monday, October 4 after closing in March 2020 due to the start of the coronavirus pandemic. GRPS Students and their siblings ages 10-21 can receive treatment through these health centers. Read more here>

Tasha Blackmon joins Phoenix Performance Partners on Culture Eats Everything Podcast

Cherry Health’s President and CEO, Tasha Blackmon  joined Tom Willis CEO of Phoenix Performance Partners and host of the Culture Eats Everything podcast to discuss leadership coaching, transitioning into leadership, and more! To view the full podcast episode titled Culture Eats Everything, Ep. 25 on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/0lqsRul0OHE For more information on Phoenix Performance Read More

Vaccination event with free gift cards coming to GR Juneteenth celebration

Wzzm 13, June 14, 2021 – Cherry Health will join the Black Impact Collaborative’s Juneteenth event to provide free COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, June 19 at Calder Plaza from 3 to 7 p.m. Gift cards will be provided to recipients while supplies last. Those interested in getting vaccinated should call (616) 965-8347 to register. Read Read More

Cherry Health strengthens efforts to vaccinate homeless in GR

WOOD TV 8, April 5, 2021 – Cherry Health is partnering with Mel Trotter and Degage ministries to provide a walk-in vaccine clinic for homeless individuals. The clinic, that will be open every other Monday, is putting the priority on people who have more barriers in the way of healthcare. Read more here>

GRPM to host EatPlayGrow program

WZZM 13, March 29, 2021 – The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is partnering with Cherry Health – Westside Health Center to host the EatPlayGrow program, which uses an evidence-based curriculum to teach young children, typically under the age of five, and their caregivers about nutrition and healthy habits. Read more here>

Dégagé Ministries hosts vaccine clinic for homeless

Wood TV 8, March 10, 2021 – Dégagé Ministries in Grand Rapids hosted a vaccination clinic Wednesday for those who are homeless, immunizing more than two dozen people. Staff at Dégagé say it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Cherry Health, which reached out to offer the vaccines. Read more here>

Exodus Place members receive Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Fox 17, March 10, 2021 — Members of the men’s transitional housing program at Exodus Place had an opportunity to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine through Cherry Health’s mobile vaccination unit. Read more here>