MDHHS Releases COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization Guidance

MDHHS has set an initial operational goal of vaccinating 70 percent of individuals 16 years of age or older, or about 5.6 million people, for COVID-19 by the end of 2021.

Full details for the rollout can be found at the MDHHS COVID–19 vaccine website.

Phase 1A includes paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have direct or
indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home, as well
as residents of long-term care facilities.

Phase 1B includes workers in essential and critical industries, including workers with unique
skill sets such as non-hospital or non-public health laboratories and mortuary services.

Phase 1C includes people at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness due to underlying medical
conditions, and people 65 years and older.

Phase 2 is a mass vaccination campaign for all individuals 16 years and older.

*MDHHS notes that, that vaccination in one phase may not be complete before vaccination in another phase begins. There may be vaccination of individuals in different phases that occurs simultaneously. The timing of the start of vaccination in a phase is dependent on the supply of vaccine from the manufacturer, how vaccine is allocated from the federal level to Michigan, and the capacity to administer the vaccine to populations.


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  • Michael Cornelius
    published this page in NEWS 2020-12-15 10:50:44 -0500
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