The Lenawee County Health Department (LCHD) has provided 360 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to medical first responders, healthcare personnel and support staff in healthcare settings identified in Phase 1A of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization Guidance https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/MI_COVID-19_Vaccination_Prioritization_Guidance_710349_7.pdf.
Vaccination of staff and residents of long-term care facilities is also underway through a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies.
The health department will continue to administer vaccine to those in Phase 1A to assure we are protecting our healthcare system. As more vaccine becomes available, the Lenawee County Health Department will begin vaccinating those 65 years of age and older, as well as some frontline workers including police officers, first responders, frontline state and federal workers, jail and prison staff, preK-12 teachers and childcare providers.
Survey links have been added to the vaccine information webpage https://www.lenawee.mi.us/983/COVID-19---Vaccine which allow individuals to share their interest in vaccination and contact information and businesses to provide information regarding the number of employees who wish to receive vaccine. This information will be used to determine the number of doses of vaccine needed to vaccinate those identified in Phase 1B and a means to notify them when appointments can be scheduled.
The vaccine is currently available in limited quantities. As more vaccine becomes available, the Health Department will continue to vaccinate the community based on the prioritization guidance from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Department will notify the community through media releases to radio stations and newspapers, social media posts and updates to the Health Department website when the vaccine is available to the various priority groups.
More information regarding the COVID vaccine can be found at the health department website at https://www.lenawee.mi.us/983/COVID-19---Vaccine . Individuals with questions regarding whether they should receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available, should consult with their healthcare provider.