Detroit -Monday is the first day that people over 65 and certain essential workers are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
But there is a lot of confusion about how to actually make an appointment.
People can take the following various ways to get help.
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Many people want to know where they can register for vaccines. Unfortunately, the answer depends on where you live and work.
This is what you need to know to get started. If you belong to the eligible group, there are two potential ways to obtain vaccines.
The first is through the health department of the county where you live. With the advent of vaccines and appointments, the health department will post updates on its website.
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These appointments will take place soon, so it is important to check the website frequently.
Many counties also provide the option to sign up for email alerts so that you will receive an email when a new appointment is available.
Some health departments also make appointments over the phone, but your best chance may be online.
Detroit is different. Urban residents and basic workers aged 75 and above can call 313-230-0505 to make an appointment.
Family members or friends over 65 who are driving over 75 years old can also make an appointment for vaccination at that time.
The second way to obtain vaccines is through the main health system to which the doctor belongs.
Beaumont Health, Michigan Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, etc. will contact patients over the age of 65 to start scheduling vaccine appointments.
It is very important to ensure that you have an active online patient portal or my chart linked to your email address.
Check your email frequently because this is the place to send vaccination invitations.
You can also call your doctor for information, but understand that they are overwhelmed now.
If you are an essential worker, there is a third possible way.
Many employers are working with health departments and hospitals to arrange appointments for their employees.
Please contact your employer for more detailed information about this option. In this case, even if your county is not your county, you can still get the vaccine in your county.
of Number of confirmed cases State officials reported that as of Monday, the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan had risen to 523,618, including 13,401 deaths.
Monday’s update includes 4,536 new cases and 47 additional deaths in the past two days.
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