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Planning and Economic Development

Contact: John Cwikla

Office: 586-469-7001

Email: cwikla@macombgov.org

Frank J. Guglielmi, Meijer

Office: 616-791-3814

Email: frank.guglielmi@meijer.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 11, 2021

Macomb County partners with Meijer to administer COVID-19 vaccines to seniors

Multiple vaccine clinics will be held for pre-registered patients 65 and older

The Macomb County Health Department is partnering with Meijer to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 65 and older. Those who wish to receive a vaccine at one of two unnamed locations in Macomb County must pre-register through the retailer’s text-based registration process.

“Our concern is for the most vulnerable populations based on national and state data, so senior citizens are a top priority,” said County Executive Mark Hackel. “We are allocating some of our vaccine allotment, in partnership with Meijer, to give better access to seniors that want to be vaccinated.”

Meijer was previously chosen by the State of Michigan as an initial pharmacy partner to help administer COVID-19 vaccines.

“I’m extremely proud of the amazing work our store and pharmacy teams have done to create a quick and efficient process for our vaccine clinics,” said Jason Beauch, Meijer Vice President of Pharmacy. “The importance of these clinics is not lost on our team members and patients – it’s a very emotional experience for everyone involved.”

The vaccine clinics conducted by Meijer are not open to walk-ups. Participants must be registered through the retailer’s online system in order to be scheduled for a vaccine. To register, patients can text COVID to 75049, go online at clinic.meijer.com or simply visit their local pharmacy and ask to register.

Once registered, individuals will be notified when a vaccine dose is available for them and offered an appointment. They can accept the appointment, decline the appointment and request another, or if they have already received their vaccine, they can ask to be removed from the list. The retailer is not releasing the location of the clinics but is expected to begin reaching out to registered individuals as early as next week with an appointment time and location.

A video with Executive Hackel is available here.

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.

Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 256 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

 

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