STRAIT – Monday marks the first day people over 65 and certain groups of essential workers can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
But there is a lot of confusion on how to go about getting a date.
Here are different paths people can take to get the photo.
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Many people want to know where they can register to receive the vaccine. Unfortunately, the answer depends on where you live and where you work.
Here’s what you need to know to get started. If you are in an eligible group, there are two possible ways to get the vaccine.
The first goes through the county health department in which you live. Health departments will post updates on their websites as the vaccine arrives and appointments become available.
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These appointments will go quickly, so it’s important to check websites frequently.
Many counties also offer the option to sign up for email alerts so that you will receive an email when new appointments become available.
Some health departments will also make appointments over the phone, but your best luck will likely be online.
Detroit is different. City residents aged 75 and over and essential workers can call 313-230-0505 to make an appointment.
A family member or friend over 65 who drives someone over 75 can also make an appointment to be vaccinated at this time as well.
The second way to get vaccinated is through the main health system to which your doctor is affiliated.
Beaumont Health, Michigan Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, and others will contact patients over 65 to begin scheduling vaccine appointments.
It is very important to make sure that you have an active online patient portal or my record linked to your email address.
Check your emails often as this is where the invitation to get the vaccine will be sent.
You can also call your doctor for information, but understand that he is overwhelmed with calls right now.
If you are an essential worker, there is a third potential path.
Many employers work with health departments and hospitals to schedule appointments for their employees.
Check with your employer for more details on this option. In this case, you may be able to get vaccinated in the county in which you work, even if that is not the county in which you live.
the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan rose to 523,618 on Monday, including 13,401 deaths, state officials report.
Monday’s update includes 4,536 new cases and 47 additional deaths in the past two days.
Read more: Michigan’s ongoing COVID coverage
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