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Posted on: January 12, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County announces steps in vaccine rollout


Wayne County residents aged 65 and older are now able to receive the COVID-19 vaccines at area health systems as more of the vaccine becomes available. That and more including the Wayne County Report for January 12, 2021.

Seniors should contact their health providers to schedule a time to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. No walk-up or unscheduled vaccinations will be accepted.

Seniors are encouraged to check with their family doctor to identify their health system, or ask a trusted friend or family member to help them. Area health systems have asked residents to contact them online or through a patient portal rather than calling over the telephone.

“We are directing our seniors to contact their hospital or health system to request a vaccine time,” Wayne County Chief Health Strategist Dr. Mouhanad Hammami said. “Hospitals will vaccinate seniors. Seniors should contact hospitals directly.”

Dr. Hammami said demand for the vaccine is outpacing the state of Michigan’s ability to supply it to regional health departments. Hospitals and health systems currently have the most reliable supply of vaccine available.

Beginning immediately seniors, teachers, and other essential frontline workers will start registering for COVID-19 shots under Phase 1B of the state of Michigan’s vaccine distribution plan. Vaccinations will be scheduled based on vaccine availability from the state. While seniors should contact area hospitals and health systems about scheduling a time for their shots, teachers and frontline workers should first contact their employers for further instructions, Dr. Hammami said.

For more information about vaccine distribution click here

For frequently asked questions on the vaccine process, click here

The countywide health data released January 11 showed Taylor had 14 newly confirmed cases, upping its total to 2,905. There were no new COVID-related deaths. That overall mark remains at 121. 

The City strongly suggests that residents get vaccinated when they can, and always wear masks when and where they are recommended. Residents can pick up free reusable face masks at City Hall. Please social distance and sanitize your hands on a regular basis to best avoid the virus.

Also note that free COVID-19 testing is available at the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course. It is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. This is a drive-thru testing facility open to anyone in the region. The Lakes of Taylor is located on Northline Road between Telegraph and Beech Daly.


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