(WXYZ) — Last update: Feb. 23, 2021
As distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine continues across the country and the state, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has launched a webpage with various vaccine resources and frequently asked questions.
Your local health department department may be scheduling appointments for eligible Michiganders. Local health department information can be found here.
Residents who need assistance scheduling a vaccine 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.
"We are asking the community to help us plan for administering future doses of vaccine we receive by completing this new form," said County Executive David Coulter in a news release. "This will help us reach residents and workers who are eligible for vaccination when more doses become available. As we receive more vaccine, we will continue to administer them quickly and efficiently until everyone has the opportunity to receive the vaccine."
If you're unable to fill out the form online, you can schedule an appointment by calling: 800-848-5533
Register your email address or text OAKGOV to 28748 to receive vaccination availability updates.
DETROIT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Those now eligible to make an appointment at the TCF Center:
- Food Service Workers, including grocery store, restaurant, meat packing and food and beverage handling employees living or working in Detroit (NEW)
- Security guards and janitors living or working in Detroit (NEW)
- Any resident of the City of Detroit who is age 65 or older (born in 1955 or before)
- K-12 teachers and support staff and day care workers
- S. Post Office Employees who live or work in Detroit
- Employees of the City of Detroit or city-related agencies who are working from their regular job site (Employees working from home are not eligible at this time
- State and Federal Law enforcement working in Detroit
- Members of the Clergy interacting with members of their congregation
- Funeral Home/mortuary employees working in Detroit
- Paid and unpaid persons in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials working in Detroit
- Members of the city’s disabled community
- Home health care workers living in Detroit
- Residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their live-in caregivers
- Residents 60 and older with chronic health conditions
To schedule an appointment, eligible residents can call: 313-230-0505 between 9AM and 8PM, Monday-Friday.
The State of Michigan recently announced a partnership with Meijer to help administer vaccinations. As additional vaccines become available, the community can register by texting COVID to the number 75049. Individuals can also go online to https://clinic.meijer.com/ [clinic.meijer.com].
Additional vaccine distribution information can be found here.
The COVID vaccine is drawing many questions from the public. The state has listed some of the frequently asked questions on its website. Some of those questions include:
- Will people who have already had COVID-19 be able to get vaccinated? Yes. People who have had COVID-19 can still get a vaccine. CDC recommends getting it after you have recovered. You should check with your health care provider if you have questions.
- Are there any tests people have to get before getting the vaccine? The CDC is not recommending a routine pregnancy test or an antibody blood test for COVID-19 before you get the vaccine. You should talk with your health care provider about any questions you have due to your personal, specific medical history.
- Does the vaccine have any side effects? After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some mild side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Your arm may be sore, red, or warm to the touch. You may experience a low-grade fever, headache, and just a general feeling of “not yourself”. These are signs that your immune system is doing exactly what it is supposed to, which is produce an immune response for you to have protection against this disease.
The full list of FAQs can be found below:
Additional Coronavirus information and resources:
View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.
See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.
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