According to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan local health departments will schedule vaccinations for those aged 65 and older. Should we receive additional information beyond that, we will post it here as soon as possible.
Hillsdale Hospital has received limited allocations of the Pfizer vaccine to vaccinate healthcare workers in tier 1A and frontline essential workers in tier 1B. We do not expect to receive additional allocations to vaccinate those in the general public aged 65 and older. Despite what you may hear or have heard, there is no “list” Hillsdale Hospital can put you on if you are aged 65 or older and call for a vaccination. Any person or entity who tells you otherwise is unfortunately operating on incorrect information.
For more information about vaccinations, please visit MDHHS’ website by clicking here.
UPDATE: It has been reported that Hillsdale Hospital received 1,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. This is correct, however, the vast majority of those doses have already been administered to tier 1A healthcare workers, long-term care residents and long-term care workers, as well as tier 1B frontline essential workers in Hillsdale County. The remaining doses will also be administered to these groups. The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services has designated local health departments as responsible for administering vaccines to members of the general public who are aged 65 and older. Please check michigan.gov/covidvaccine or bhsj.org for updates regarding vaccines for that group and others.