DHD#10 Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine
On Monday, December 21, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) began receiving the allotted shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine designated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and quickly initiated vaccination efforts for Phase 1A of the priority group.
“We were pleased to receive the vaccine a couple days earlier than anticipated and we activated our plans right away to get the vaccine out to the priority groups,” stated Kevin Hughes, Health Officer for DHD#10.
As of Tuesday and Wednesday, December 22-23, DHD#10 vaccinated 80 frontline staff members, 128 residents and staff at Manistee County Medical Care, and 8 EMS workers in Manistee. Vaccination efforts will continue with EMS workers and Medical First Responders throughout our ten-county jurisdiction on Monday, December 28.
DHD#10’s COVID-19 vaccine planning committee is working diligently to coordinate vaccination clinics for the priority groups and will contact employers and organizations in Phase 1A directly to notify them of the time and place to receive the vaccine. At this time, there is no sign up or waiting list. DHD#10 will continue to keep the public informed as plans evolve.
For COVID-related questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our COVID hotline at 231-305-8675. Also visit our website at www.dhd10.org/covid-19-vaccine where you may find answers to your questions.