Seniors 65+ Can now get on the waiting list for COVID Vaccine
January 18, 2021 – District Health Department #10 announces today seniors aged 65 and older can get on a waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine.
There is now an online Waitlist Registration posted on our website at www.dhd10.org to get seniors on a waitlist for the vaccine. The link will open to a scheduling assistant. You must select a date and time to proceed to the next step. Please note, this will NOT schedule an actual appointment. It is only placing you on the waiting list. For those who complete the Waitlist Registration, you will receive an email with your appointment date, time, and location as soon as the vaccine is available.
For those seniors who do not have access to technology, there is a hotline number to call: 231-715-5557. Someone will assist you in getting on the waiting list. Once you are on the waiting list, you will be contacted when the vaccine is available so you can be scheduled to receive it.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THE WAITLIST REGISTRATION OR CALL TO REGISTER - DO NOT DO BOTH. THIS COULD CAUSE DUPLICATION AND RESULT IN YOU BEING DELETED. IF YOU DO HAVE ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY, PLEASE FILL OUT THE WAITLIST REGISTRATION. THE HOTLINE IS RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET OR TECHNOLOGY.
“DHD#10 has partnered with the Area Agency on Aging, senior centers across our jurisdiction, and other community partners to assist us with getting our seniors on the waiting list for the vaccine when it is available,” stated Kevin Hughes, Health Officer for DHD#10. “We ask that only those who are 65 and older complete the waitlist registration provided or call the hotline at this time. Do not do both.”
DHD#10 continues to prioritize health care workers in Phase 1A and some in Phase 1B including seniors 65 and older, first responders, and jail/corrections staff. We are also working with schools directly to plan for their vaccination clinics.
DHD#10 asks for patience during this period of uncertainty. Please refrain from calling the health department to ask about scheduling the vaccine. Sign up for our Public Health Alert at www.dhd10.org/subscribe to stay informed.