970 Parchment Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI  (616) 949-4840 Patient Portal Make a Payment Request an Appointment

Grand Rapids Allergy

What's New

GRA News

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions

Posted on August 04, 2021

You may have questions about COVID-19 Vaccine exemptions as universities and employers are beginning to require vaccination. A visit with a provider will be necessary to determine if an exemption is appropriate. A provider may determine that an exemption is not warranted after review. Please know that we will only provide vaccine exemptions for patients with a medical diagnosis to support this, such as:

  • severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine or to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • immediate (within 4 hours) allergic reaction of any severity to a previous dose of of COVID-19 vaccine or known (diagnosed) allergy to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine

Patients with allergies to food, venom, environmental triggers or latex will not be eligible for an exemption. Included here are links to information specific to vaccine considerations for people with allergies and a summary of considerations and contraindications to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Grand Rapids Allergy has served the west Michigan area for over 40 years. We’re working to treat allergies at the root level with personalized treatment plans based on your unique allergy profile.

Learn how we work