Sparrow COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

Posted at 9:46 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 09:46:29-05

LANSING, Mich. — As of midnight Tuesday, Sparrow had distributed 9,351 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and and has allocated 98 percent of its supply, making it among the leaders in Michigan.

We are making plans to begin administering the vaccination this week to members of the public in the 1B group (70 and older, per the recommendation of the Ingham County Health Department) and to essential workers.

This week’s distribution is by invitation-only in limited numbers. A wider public distribution will begin next week. We hope to announce our plans for public vaccines as early as Monday.

We will announce clinic dates and distribution locations very soon. Pre-registration will be required for all vaccinations; we are finalizing an online registration system that will require proof that the patient qualifies for the vaccine.

Sparrow has received a total of 17,725 vaccine doses and 98 percent of them have been allocated. That includes 1,100 for Sparrow Clinton Hospital, 900 for Sparrow Ionia, 700 for Sparrow Eaton, and 400 Sparrow Carson.

On Tuesday, 806 vaccines were given at Sparrow. In all, 57 percent (3,794) of Sparrow caregivers have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 1,249 are fully vaccinated (both doses).

Sparrow has been a national leader in COVID-19 patient care and testing, becoming one of the first hospitals in Michigan to offer tests for inpatients and using innovative processes to increase access and availability. Our Frandor drive-thru site alone has processed over 100,000 tests.

Sparrow has also been nationally recognized for its innovative COVID patient visitation policy in which a family member or friend is allowed to visit patients on a limited basis wearing personal protective equipment and following strict safety procedures.

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