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Updates: How to get the COVID vaccine in Mid-Michigan

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Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 3:33 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - As various local health departments are starting to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, many people have questions about the different vaccine distribution phases as well as where they can access said vaccines.

Here are the defined populations and or priority groups that will be targeted during the different COVID-19 vaccine distribution phases:

  • Phase 1A: healthcare workers, emergency medical service workers, long-term care, assisted living/skilled nursing facility staff and residents
  • Phase 1B: frontline essential workers in critical infrastructure such as education and police forces and those who are 75 years and older
  • Phase 1C: people in the age group 16-74 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adults 65 and older, and some essential workers that were not given access to vaccines in previous phases
  • Phase 2: people who are 16 and older who did not otherwise fit into earlier groups

Click here for more information.

Read to see where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine in your specific area:

Barry-Eaton County

Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) is vaccinating high-risk healthcare workers, Emergency Medical Services, and other healthcare workers with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. BEDHD received initial doses of the Moderna vaccine on Dec. 21. Frontline staff at BEDHD began receiving first doses of the vaccine to prepare for upcoming mass vaccination efforts. Additional vaccines will be provided to first responders and other members of vaccine distribution Phase 1-A.

For more information and to fill out a vaccination interest form, click here.

Clinton County

Scheduling appointments for seniors at the phone number 269-441-0912. However, due to extremely high call volumes, clinics are filling fast and there could be a delay in scheduling.

This is only for seniors 65+; information about other vaccine opportunities for essential workers will be published as it becomes available.

For more information, click here.

Clinton County

TBD

Ingham County

The health department has scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments for more than 12,000 people but demand continues to exceed availability.

People age 70 and older account for most of the newly scheduled appointments followed by teachers and staff working in pre-kindergarten through high school and child care workers. Health care workers were previously vaccinated with 3,057 getting the vaccine from ICHD between December 21 and January 6. These groups represent the 1A and parts of the 1B prioritization groups set by the State of Michigan. Michigan announced the opening of the 1B group on Wednesday.

For more information and to fill out a vaccination interest form, click here.

Ionia County

TBD

Jackson County

Vaccination of the first group, 1A, is still underway. “The amount of vaccine received in Jackson County has not allowed us to provide a vaccine yet for all who want it in those groups,” said Rashmi Travis, Health Officer for the Jackson County Health Department. “The need to target the appropriate groups and ensure that the correct amount of supplies and vaccine are available means everyone receiving a vaccine will need to have an appointment.”

For more information, click here.

Shiawassee County

The Shiawassee County Health Department is following MDHHS and CDC recommendations for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

For more information, click here.

The coronavirus data is updated daily here.

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