Vaccine Status Update
Vaccine Strategy Progress Report:
At no time since vaccines have been available has the number of vaccines coming into the county been high enough to serve all residents eligible for vaccination. The good news is that the supply continues to increase as well as the number of locations administering vaccine. The Jackson County Health Department is continuing to use our weekly allocation of vaccine to prioritize vaccine to those who are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19 or are at a high risk of exposure to the virus. No open scheduling system is currently available through the Jackson County Health Department. Updates about vaccine scheduling will be available on our COVID vaccine information line at 517-817-4469.
How to pre-register for a vaccine from the Health Department?
The Online Vaccine Interest Survey will allow you to sign up and let you know what category you fall in based on a series of questions if you are not sure of what priority group you fall in. You are encouraged to retake the interest survey if you did not indicate your age was 50 - 64, if you have medical conditions or disabilities or if you are caregiver for a family member or guardian for a child with special health care needs.
For a list of sites where vaccine is located and currently available, check out the CDC's Vaccine finder page.
COVID Online Vaccine Interest Survey
A COVID Online Interest Survey for individuals and businesses has been developed to allow you to pre-register for the vaccine. A series of questions will help you determine what your priority status will be and to submit your information for consideration for a future clinic data and time. The Vaccine Interest Survey Link is:https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6131215/COVIDVACJACKSON
Smartphone / Mobile device users can also use the Survey QR Code
Vaccine eligibility information
Prior to March1, 2021 the following groups were eligible to receive a vaccine:
- Health care workers and long term care facility staff/residents (Phase 1A - all priorities/groups)
- People 65 years old or older (Phase 1B Group A & Phase 1C Group A)
- Some frontline essential workers with frequent or ongoing exposure as part of their work (Phase 1B Group B) This includes first responders, police officers, jail and prison staff, pre-K-12 teachers, and childcare providers
March 1, 2021, the following group was added to the eligibility list
- Food processing and agricultural workers (these workers are included in Phase 1B Group C - they are the only workers within that category that are currently eligible)
- Michiganders age 50 and older with medical conditions or disabilities and caregiver family members and guardians who care for children with special health care needs.
- Vaccine eligibility will again expand to include all Michiganders 50 and older.
- Michiganders Ages 16 and Older with Medical Conditions, or Disabilities (NEW)
- All Michiganders aged 16 and up will be eligible for the vaccine
For the most up to date information on the groups eligible for vaccine, check out the Michigan Coronavirus Vaccine Guidance Page.
COVID-19 Vaccine News Flyer
A COVID Vaccine flyer has been developed to help you understand your options regarding the following three questions.
1. Am I eligible?
2. Who is giving vaccines?
3. How do I sign up?
Click here to download the flyer.
If you have questions about the COVID vaccine, check out this Frequently Asked Questions Page developed by our COVID Response Team.
Jackson County COVID Vaccine TIMELINE
The Jackson County Health Department wants to keep you informed of our progress regarding vaccine progress through the priority groups. A barometer has been developed to give you a pictorial view of where we are currently in the process. The number of vaccines our COVID Response and Vaccination Team can deliver is dependent on the amount of vaccine supply we have available. This timeline / barometer will be updated weekly (current post is as of 4/5/2021) or as vaccines are distributed through priority groups.
Information about the groups given priority to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Jackson's strategy is based on the Michigan COVD Vaccine Prioritization Guidance
- COVID-19 Vaccine Page
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
- COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Guidance
- COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard
- Immunizations During COVID-19
- Provider Guidance & Education
- Flu Vaccine
- COVID Vaccine Talking Points (PDF)
- How MRNA Vaccines Work?