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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2021
Macomb County Health Department Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine
All with medical conditions over the age of 16 and their caregivers; legal advocates
The Macomb County Health Department today announced the expansion of priority groups eligible to access the COVID-19 vaccine. In consultation with federal guidelines, state protocols and local advocacy groups, the Health Department is now providing access to:
- People aged 16 and up who have disabilities and/or medical conditions, as well as their caregiver family members and guardians.
- Lawyer guardian ad litem, guardians and conservators required by statute to visit and who are actively visiting wards; and, attorneys that are required to attend in-person proceedings who work in close proximity with others that cannot otherwise be conducted virtually.
“We are encouraged to see a number of positive trends with our vaccination strategy here in Macomb County,” said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “With an ever-growing number of seniors obtaining the vaccine and increased doses being received, we are making the commitment to provide vaccines to individuals who have a disability and legal advocates.”
“Throughout this pandemic we have worked with public health experts and community advocates to develop the most responsive and equitable vaccine strategy for our community,” said Macomb County Health Officer Andrew Cox. “This is the next step to ensure all vulnerable population groups can have safe access to the vaccine right here at home.”
All eligible individuals are encouraged to visit Macombgov.org and click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Central link to verify and obtain all the necessary information to get vaccinated. With the announcement earlier this week of the county’s new dynamic scheduling system, available appointments are posted on an ongoing basis on the county’s website.
About the Macomb County Health Department
In partnership with the communities we serve, the mission of the Macomb County Health Department is to protect the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Macomb County. We pursue our mission by providing a wide range of programs and services that are delivered by Environmental Health Services, Family Health Services, Community Health Planning and Promotion, and our Disease Prevention and Control program. For more information, visit: https://health.macombgov.org/Health-Home.
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