Updated 3/8 at 8:30 am
Starting Monday, March 8, the following groups are now eligible and may request a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:
Those 50 years or older with medical conditions or disabilities (see a list of qualifying medical conditions or disabilities on pages 11-12 of this document - the request survey asks individuals to attest to qualifying health conditions or disabilities)
Caregiver family members/guardians age 16+ of children who have special health care needs
Those who are eligible will likely have to wait several weeks or more (depending on supplies) before an appointment is available. The link to request an appointment is here. If you need help completing an appointment request by phone, call 734-544-6700 and leave a message or call 211.
Within this newly eligible group, we will be prioritizing those who are 60 years old or older.
On Monday, March 22, everyone 50 years old or older will be eligible for vaccine. We will share more about the vaccine request process for this group in the coming weeks.
The Washtenaw County Health Department is only vaccinating those who live or work in Washtenaw County. If you don’t live or work in Washtenaw County, find your local health department’s vaccine website here.
Vaccine supplies have been increasing but are still limited. A large number of people are now eligible and it will take time to get to everyone. It may take several weeks or more to schedule everyone eligible, depending on supplies. If you are on our list, we will be in contact as soon as possible. Please do not call or email asking for updates if you have already completed an appointment request.
Other things to know:
- We are still vaccinating those who were eligible before 3/8 (including those 65+, some frontline workers, etc.). We will prioritize groups who became eligible first when scheduling appointments.
- If you live or work in Washtenaw County, are 65 years old or older, and have not been vaccinated yet, we expect to have a vaccine appointment available for you within two weeks of your request. Please contact us if you haven’t received an appointment after this week ([email protected] or 734-544-6700).
- Please do not fill out the appointment request survey more than once. We will delete duplicate entries.
- Vaccine eligibility/prioritization guidance is determined by the state health department (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services). You can read their prioritization guidance for more detail here.
- Distribution Weekly Update 3/1 - 3/7/21(information prepared on 3/2/21 and subject to change as plans are carried out)
Health Department Vaccination
1st doses given
2nd doses given
total doses given
approx. doses this week (2/28-3/6)
See more vaccine data here.
A COVID-19 vaccine will be critical in slowing the spread and helping communities recover from the pandemic. Stopping a pandemic will take ALL our tools: handwashing, masks, social distancing, and vaccines. Taken together, these tools offer the best chance of getting our communities, schools, and work sites back to normal sooner. Please remember we will need to continue using prevention strategies as a vaccine becomes available and for some time after.
Vaccine manufacturers will release a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines during the first few months that they are available. As the local health department, we are responsible for supporting emergency vaccine distribution and have plans in place to do so. These plans include determining appropriate sites centrally located and/or across the county.
Resources & Further Information
See these state resources for more details:
- Michigan Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy
- Michigan Prioritization Guidance
- Michigan Vaccine FAQ document
- Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard
- Updates from Michigan Medicine
- Updates from Saint Joseph Mercy Health
- Updates from IHA
- Vaccine information from the VA
- Vaccination information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information for health care providers can be found here.
This page is frequently updated as new information becomes available.