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Planning and Economic Development

Contact: John Cwikla

Phone: 586-469-7001

Email: cwikla@macombgov.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 09, 2021

Macomb County updates COVID-19 vaccination scheduling System, new appointments to be made available daily

The Macomb County Health Department today announced an update to its COVID-19 vaccine scheduling system based on an increased number of doses coming to the county and confidence that its dose allocation will not be decreased in the coming weeks and months.

Starting today, the county’s online scheduling system will be open 24/7 at www.macombgov.org/covidvaccine with new appointments added on a daily basis. Eligible individuals are encouraged to check the system frequently, as changes and additions are made in real time.

“We don’t want people on a long waiting list, we want them on a schedule,” said County Executive Mark Hackel. “Moving forward, we will have a rolling system of scheduling here in Macomb County. You’re going to be able to look at our online appointment calendar each day to see what appointments are available.”

Individuals aged 60 and older, and/or 50 and older with pre-existing medical conditions, or who need transportation assistance to get a vaccine, are encouraged to register with the SMART Bus Macomb Vaccine Registration Line. They will then be contacted by the health department to schedule an appointment when one is available. Individuals can register at smartbus.org/macombvaccine, or they can call the registration line at 586-421-6579 if they are unable to use the internet.

“Since the start of our vaccination effort, seniors have been our top priority,” Hackel said. “So I am thrilled to share that 61 percent of residents 65 and older have been vaccinated. That’s 93,000 individuals who have received their first dose or been fully vaccinated. Know that we will continue to prioritize our seniors, as they are the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19.”

In addition to scheduling online appointments through www.macombgov.org/covidvaccine, eligible individuals can visit www.macombgov.org/vaccinecentral for a list of eligible vaccine providers.

An announcement video with County Executive Mark Hackel is available here.

 

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