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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Update

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

                    Washtenaw County Health Department

                    [email protected] 

                    Cell 734-678-7010

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Vaccination maps by census tract now available; multiple upcoming COVID-19 vaccine opportunities

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., May 6, 2021 – Washtenaw County Health Department is sharing census tract maps detailing who has received COVID-19 vaccinations in Washtenaw County. The data shows that Washtenaw County is making significant progress in vaccinating residents throughout the county. As of May 4, just over 60% of county residents 16 years old or older have received at least one vaccine dose and 47% have completed a full vaccine series. 

COVID-19 vaccines make it safer to start doing some things we stopped doing because of the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have confirmed vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in many situations and do not need to quarantine or get tested after possible exposure, as long as they do not have symptoms. 

The Health Department continues providing vaccination opportunities through community pop-ups throughout the county as well as mass vaccination sites in Ypsilanti and Chelsea and Nurse on the Run home visits. Appointments can be scheduled here and walk-ups are welcome as supplies allow. Areas with lower vaccination rates are prioritized for vaccine pop-up clinics and outreach efforts. In most census tracts, at least 50% of residents 16+ have already received one dose of vaccine. 

“Using census tract data helps us ensure we’re reaching all areas of the county in our vaccine distribution,” says Jimena Loveluck, MSW, Washtenaw County health officer. “We’re continually working to remove barriers to vaccination and make COVID-19 vaccines as accessible as possible.”

The census tract information can be found on the Health Department vaccine data page, and the maps will be updated weekly. Census tract maps are developed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Michigan and are shared with their permission. Countywide vaccination data is pulled from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), and detailed Health Department data is from our electronic medical records. 

COVID-19 vaccine opportunities

It is easier than ever to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Everyone 16 years old or older is eligible and can be vaccinated through the Health Department or other local vaccine providers, such as pharmacies and health care providers. 

Additionally, the Pfizer vaccine is expected to be authorized for those 12-15 years old soon. The Health Department will open appointments at Pfizer clinics when this happens. 

Online self-scheduling is open for multiple sites. Appointments are preferred but walk-ups are welcome during clinic hours as supplies allow. Anyone needing assistance with scheduling or locating a vaccine site can call the Health Department at 734-544-6700. Free transportation is available to help people get to vaccination sites. 

Ongoing Health Department mass vaccination sites:

  • Ypsilanti @ EMU Convocation Center (799 N. Hewitt Road)
  • Chelsea @ Pierce Lake Elementary (275 N. Freer)
    • For anyone 18+ (Moderna vaccine; one-dose Johnson & Johnson available on request and while supplies last)
    • Schedule at http://bit.ly/WCHDChelseaVax 

As more people get vaccinated, distribution efforts will move towards more frequent pop-up clinics in accessible, community settings. Updated pop-up clinic information is always available online. The one-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine will be available by request at all of these upcoming pop-ups. 

Upcoming Health Department pop-up vaccine sites: 

  • Thurs, 5/6 from 9-11:30 am & 1-3:30 pm @ Washtenaw County Health Department (555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti)
    • For anyone 18+ (one-dose Johnson & Johnson)
    • Walk-up clinic, no scheduling needed
  • Thurs, 5/6 from 3-7 pm @ Emanuel United Church of Christ (324 W. Main Street in Manchester)
    • For anyone 16+ (Pfizer vaccine; one-dose Johnson & Johnson available for those 18+ on request and while supplies last)
    • Schedule at http://bit.ly/manchestervax 
  • Fri, 5/7 from 2-6 pm @ Saline High School (1300 Campus Pkwy)
    • For anyone 16+ (Pfizer vaccine; one-dose Johnson & Johnson available for those 18+ on request and while supplies last)
    • Schedule at http://bit.ly/salinevax 
  • Sat, 5/8 from 12-2 pm @ Beautiful Gate International Church (1225 S. Congress in Ypsilanti)
    • For anyone 18+ (Moderna or one-dose Johnson & Johnson)
    • Walk-up clinic, no scheduling needed
  • Mon, 5/10 from 7:30-9 am (walk-ins will also be available from 9-11:30 am & 1-3:30 pm) @ Washtenaw County Health Department (555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti)
    • For anyone 16+ (Pfizer, Moderna, or one-dose Johnson & Johnson available for those 18+)
    • Schedule at http://bit.ly/Towner510 
  • Tues, 5/11 from 3-6 pm @ Pierce Lake Elementary (275 N. Freer in Chelsea)
    • For anyone 16+ (Pfizer vaccine; one-dose Johnson & Johnson available for those 18+ on request and while supplies last)
    • Schedule at http://bit.ly/plvax 
  • Fri, 5/21 from 9-11:30 am @ Washtenaw County Health Department (555 Towner in Ypsilanti)
    • For anyone 16+ (Pfizer vaccine or one-dose Johnson & Johnson for those 18+)
    • Arabic interpreters will be on site
    • Schedule at http://bit.ly/Towner521 

Multiple local providers including pharmacies also have COVID-19 vaccine appointments readily available. The Health Department regularly updates a list of local vaccine sites online

Anyone under 18 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when getting vaccinated. Please remember to eat about an hour before your appointment and stay hydrated with water or non-caffeinated beverages.

Helpful links:

Washtenaw County Health Department
The Washtenaw County Health Department promotes health and works to prevent disease and injury in our community, including responding to health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mission is to assure, in partnership with the community, the conditions necessary for people to live healthy lives through prevention and protection programs. Visit us at washtenaw.org/health or call 734-544-6700.

 

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