Michigan Expands Vaccine Access to Ages 50 and Older
The state of Michigan is expanding access to the vaccine for people age 50 and older starting March 22.
But some people can get it even earlier. Starting March 8, Michiganders can get vaccinated if they are age 50 and older with medical conditions or disabilities, or are caregivers for children with special health care needs.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says this expansion will help the state reach it’s goal to vaccinate 70% of Michiganders over 16-years-old.
To date, more than 40% of Michiganders age 65 and older have been vaccinated.
Anyone interested and eligible for a vaccine should do the following:
- Check the website of the local health department or hospital to find out their process or for registration forms; or
- Check additional vaccination sites, such as local pharmacies like Meijer, Rite Aid or Cardinal Health (U.P. residents); or
- Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or can call 2-1-1.
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