CADILLAC — District Well being Division No. 10 introduced Thursday that individuals inside the division’s jurisdiction who’re 50 years of age or older can now register for the COVID-19 vaccine.
All frontline important staff and caregivers of individuals with particular wants are additionally eligible. People who find themselves 65 years of age or older and on the division’s ready record will proceed to obtain precedence, the division stated
Frontline and important staff embrace meals processing and migrant/seasonal farmworkers; (extra info right here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/Ag_Worker_Vaccine_022621_717644_7.pdf); utilities and power providers staff; important manufacturing staff; public transit staff; grocery retailer staff; U.S. Postal Service staff; native authorities staff; staff with distinctive talent units not coated above, resembling non-hospital laboratories and veterinary clinics.
Restaurant staff will not be at the moment eligible to obtain the vaccine.
District residents age 50 and older can qualify for the vaccine primarily based on their age alone; they do not additionally must have any particular medical situation.
You’ll be able to register for an appointment by visiting https://www.dhd10.org/schedule/.
If there aren’t any dates obtainable, get on the ready record by visiting https://www.dhd10.org/covid-19-vaccine/ and clicking on the hyperlink for the ready record that matches your age.
The waitlist for important staff and for people who find themselves caretakers of these with particular wants can be obtainable that hyperlink. Caregivers and important staff use the identical type.
The particular wants class is broad. Caregiver relations and guardians who’re age 16 and over of kids or adults with particular well being care wants are eligible for the vaccine now. Particular wants classes “embrace any bodily, developmental, psychological, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting situation that requires medical administration, well being care intervention and/or use of specialised providers or packages. The situation could also be congenital, developmental, or acquired by illness, trauma, or environmental trigger and should impose limitations in performing each day self-maintenance actions or substantial limitations in a significant life exercise.”
People who find themselves age 65 or older who haven’t acquired a vaccination and wish one are urged to reply the cellphone when the well being division calls in order that they’ll get on the schedule.
On the identical time, on Thursday District Well being Division No. 10 warned of COVID-19-vaccine scams.
There have been two scams in Mecosta County.
“The primary incidence concerned two people who reported that somebody pretending to be from the well being division got here to their door providing to present them a $30 present card if they’d permit that particular person to vaccinate them. One of many people contacted the police and filed a report,” the well being division reported. “Within the different incidence, a person notified DHD No.10 that somebody tried to promote him a Johnson and Johnson vaccine and acknowledged the particular person had a cooler stuffed with the vaccine. It’s unknown if the vaccines have been actual or the place the particular person obtained them.”
The well being division went on to notice that the COVID-19 vaccine can solely be administered by a vaccine-certified well being division, physician’s workplace, federally certified well being middle, pharmacy, or hospital system.
“The one time DHD No. 10 would go to somebody of their dwelling to supply a vaccine can be for these which can be homebound. In that scenario, we might name them first and schedule a date and time for that to happen,” the division stated.
All 4 counties within the Cadillac Information protection space had new COVID-19 instances on Thursday.
Wexford and Missaukee Counties every had 4 new confirmed instances and reached respective pandemic totals of 1,362 and 656. Wexford County additionally had a brand new possible case for a pandemic complete of 108 possible instances. Lake County added three confirmed instances and reached a pandemic complete of 348. Osceola County added three instances and reached 923.
Statewide instances stood at 593,279 and there have been 15,600 complete pandemic deaths.