COVID-19 Vaccine for Michiganders Age 16 and Up
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials today announced in a press release that the state is expanding vaccination eligibility for Michiganders ages 16 and older with disabilities or medical conditions that put them at high risk of negative COVID-19 outcome beginning Monday, March 22. The state also announced that beginning Monday, April 5, all Michiganders age 16 and up who were not previously eligible will be eligible to receive a vaccine.
The press release goes on to say that, “Based on the anticipated amount of vaccines becoming available to the state and President Biden’s directive that all adults should be eligible by May 1, Michigan has decided to move forward with allowing all Michiganders who were not previously eligible to begin receiving vaccine on Monday, April 5. As providers are scheduling appointments, they should consider an individual’s risk of exposure due to their employment and their vulnerability to severe disease in determining how to schedule appointments. It is anticipated that it may still take several weeks beyond April 5 for everyone who wishes to receive a vaccine to have an appointment.”
Find information on vaccine availability and scheduling at: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_103214—,00.html
Michael Stoskopf, CEO