Lenawee County officials are urging residents to take advantage of multiple COVID-19 vaccination clinics being offered this week, including one special clinic planned for those 16 years of age and older this Saturday at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds. Those aged 16-18 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and Lenawee County was allocated 1170 doses this week.
“We planned this clinic specifically for that age group,” explains Martin Marshall, Lenawee County Administrator. “We know that they can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and our supply of this type has not been as steady as the Moderna. We don’t know when we will receive our next allocation. We wanted to offer this clinic on Saturday when it would be convenient for both them and their families to get them vaccinated.”
The Fairgrounds will also host a Moderna clinic on Thursday. Many appointments remain available for both clinics. As more residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, County officials have noticed a decrease in demand for appointments.
“For the first time, we did not fill all our clinic appointments last week,” stated Craig Tanis, Lenawee County Emergency Management Coordinator. “Due to increased vaccine supply and a reduction in demand, we are eliminating the residency requirement. When receiving your vaccine, you will no longer have to show identification proving that you live or work in Lenawee County.
You can schedule your appointment online at LenaweeHealthDepartment.org or call our vaccine hotline at 517-264-4501.
“Please do not put off scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine,” stated Martha Hall, Lenawee County Health Officer. “With our recent increase in cases and hospitalizations, it is critical that we do everything we can to protect our community. With each dose of vaccine given, we are one step closer to beating this pandemic.”
These actions not only help keep you safe, but also protect those in your community. For more information on COVID-19, visit www.lenawee.mi.us.