Michigan Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Helps Caregivers of Children with Disabilities
On March 3, Michigan leaders updated the Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Prioritization Guidance document to allow for two additional groups to sign up for vaccines after March 8, 2021. These include:
- Citizens over 50 with medical conditions and/or disabilities.
- Caregivers age 16 and older of children who have special health care needs or disabilities.
Caregivers of children with special health care needs and those over 50 with medical conditions and/or disabilities will be eligible to begin receiving the vaccine on March 8, and can do so by checking the website of their local hospital or health department. They may also benefit from checking other vaccination sites through pharmacies, such as those found here. On those websites they can find registration forms and learn the process of registering for the vaccine.
Citizens who don’t have access to the internet can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m, Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This addendum will push Michigan closer to its goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders over 16 by the end of 2021.