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HAP & Hamilton Community Health Network partner for holiday vaccine clinic + ham giveaway

Flint, MI – Hamilton Community Health Network and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) have partnered up to provide COVID vaccines and boosters – with an extra incentive for your holiday feast. With the high number of respiratory illnesses running higher than usual-flu, RSV and COVID-it is time to protect yourself.

On Thursday, December 22 at the MTA Transit Center in Downtown Flint (615 Harrison St.), Hamilton and HAP will be on-site providing COVID vaccines and boosters to community members over 12 years old. The event will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The first 25 to receive a vaccine will go home with a ham for their holiday gatherings, provided by HAP. Tim McCarron, lead outreach coordinator at Hamilton Community Health Network, explained “We had a great vaccine event when we gave out turkeys, so we decided on hams as a fun giveaway. It’s just a few days before Christmas, so you can build your immunity and get a vaccine. The timing is perfect.”

Hamilton encourages everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible to help themselves protect from illnesses surging in Genesee and Lapeer Counties. The latest COVID booster is bivalent, which protects against several of the most common strains of COVID virus that are currently circulating.

“Hamilton is committed to offering easy access to the COVID vaccines and boosters to help lower the infection rate that seems to be climbing every day,” said Stacy Sawyer, director of marketing and communications.

“Our team is in the community at least once a week offering vaccines, plus vaccines are available at all our Hamilton clinics,” Sawyer added.

Anyone that is not able to attend the December 22 event but still wants to get vaccinated, can call Hamilton Community Health Network at (810) 406-4246 or visit to schedule an appointment.


About Hamilton Community Health Network

Hamilton Community Health Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality, community-oriented health care for the underserved throughout Genesee, Lapeer County and surrounding areas. The organization is part of a national network of primary care centers (Section 330E) aimed at improving health services for inner-city populations. These centers provide comprehensive care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit


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