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Getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Michigan

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Michigan is following CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices guidance when it comes to prioritizing groups. The state started with vaccinating the healthcare workforce and long-term care facilities residents and staff.

Last Monday, the state opened up to vaccinating those in the next group; group 1B, which includes those age 65 and up and some frontline healthcare workers such as those who work in childcare and K-12, first responders like police and fire and workers in congregate facilities like homeless shelters, prisons, and jails.

People will be able to access the vaccine in a number of ways:
If you are affiliated with a healthcare system and are currently eligible because of your age, your healthcare system is likely reaching out to you to make an appointment, if one is available.
If you are eligible because of your place of employment, your employer will reach out to you about how to receive the vaccine. (More information for employers will be available on the website at Michigan.gov/covidvaccine).
If you believe you are currently eligible but have not received contact through your health system provider or employer, you can check the state’s website at Michigan.gov/covidvaccine. There you will find a list of local health departments. If there is an appointment available it will be indicated. You can check back at that website every day as it will be updated regularly.
Meijer is now allowing for pre-registration of the vaccine. To preregister, visit https://clinic.meijer.com/register/CL0001
Finally, if you need assistance with finding a vaccine location, you can also call 211.

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