Health Dept. continuing to vaccinate Phase 1A; Preparing for Phase 1B
From our friends at DHD#10:
January 6, 2021 – District Health Department #10 continues to vaccinate individuals in Phase 1A of the priority group. To date, we have vaccinated approximately 604 individuals including DHD#10 staff, EMS, Medical First Responders, and Medical Care Facilities.
As we are now on a schedule to receive additional vaccine weekly, and under MDHHS recommendations, we are expanding our effort to all of Phase 1A priority groups. Clinics are scheduled this week for the health care provider priority group in Phase 1A and from they will be on a rolling weekly schedule.
Because our vaccine supply is severely limited, we are targeting our efforts to the highest risk workers until the supply picks up and are asking that health care providers adhere to only registering staff who have direct patient contact. As our vaccines pick up, and as we receive second dose allotments, we will increase clinics to meet the new need including non-traditional clinic days/hours. While vaccine supplies are limited, vaccine clinics are invite-only and are scheduled at specific times. They are not walk-in vaccination clinics.
PHASE 1A includes: Paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home as well as residents in long-term care facilities.
Phase 1A is broken down to three priority groups:
DHD#10 is currently working on planning for Phase 1B vaccination clinics. We will launch a pre-registration process for individuals to schedule their vaccine and will notify those in Phase 1B when it is launched. Again, while vaccine supplies are limited, vaccine clinics are invite-only and are scheduled at specific times. They are not walk-in vaccination clinics. PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration for Phase 1B has not launched yet. There is no early registration or sign-up. We will notify the public via press release, social media, our website at www.dhd10.org/covid-19-vaccine, and our Public Health Alert. If you have not subscribed to our Public Health Alert, please do so at www.dhd10.org/subscribe. We ask for your patience as we prepare for Phase 1B.
PHASE 1B includes:
We thank you for your patience as we developed our plan through all of the complexities of changing guidance and limited vaccine allocations.
Michigan residents seeking more information about the COVID-19 vaccine can visit Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine. Locally, go to www.dhd10.org/covid-19-vaccine where you may find answers to your questions. For COVID-related questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our COVID Hotline at 231-305-8675.