20,000 Washtenaw County Residents Waiting for COVID Vaccine Appointment
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Seniors, child care staff, school workers and first responders are among those who remain the current priority of the COVID-19 vaccine in the weeks and months to come in the Washtenaw County, officials said.
As of February 24, 97,376 doses of vaccine had been administered in Washtenaw County between its various health systems. The Washtenaw County Department of Health is responsible for administering 19,572 of these doses.
The health department estimates that around 20,000 people are currently on its list of appointment requests. The department is ready to administer 5,000 first and second doses the week of March 1, officials said.
Vaccination clinics have been operating at the Eastern Michigan University convening center since January and are now staffed by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital in a partnership with the Department of Health.
The partnership does not increase the number of appointments currently available, but positions the county to provide more vaccines once vaccine allocations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services increase, officials said. health.
The county is ready to vaccinate more people once the supply increases, officials said, adding that the department’s supply arrives on a weekly basis from the MDHHS and it is not known when supplies will increase.
The Washtenaw County Department of Health is also working with Michigan Medicine and IHA to vaccinate teachers in Ann Arbor. Michigan Medicine and IHA have also started to vaccinate patients 65 years of age and older based on supply.
Residents should go to www.washtenaw.org/covid19vaccine to find out if they are eligible to be vaccinated by the health service.
Individuals must also complete the individual vaccine appointment request form at https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6135145/covidvaccine. Those who cannot complete the online survey can call 734-544-6700.
Meijer and Rite Aid pharmacies also offer vaccinations in Washtenaw County. Rite Aid offers a vaccine to adults 65 years of age and older, and Meijer makes the vaccines available to anyone currently eligible according to state guidelines.
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