ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Health Department said Monday it is asking for continued patience while COVID-19 vaccine supplies and providers remain limited.
If you are now eligible for vaccination, it does not mean vaccination is immediately available to you, the county said in a news release.
At least 80,000 more individuals are now eligible for vaccination locally and starting today. This includes people 65 years of age and older and frontline, essential workers with frequent or ongoing exposure as a part of their work, including first responders, police officers, jail and prison staff, pre-K-12 teachers, and workers in childcare centers and protective services. This does not include all essential workers or other infrastructure workers.
“It’s a tremendous relief to add vaccination to the resources we have to prevent COVID-19 from causing additional harm, but this process will take time,” said Jimena Loveluck, MSW, health officer with Washtenaw County Health Department. “We need everyone’s patience, and we need to keep doing everything possible we can to prevent the spread of illness – including wearing face masks, social distancing and isolating or quarantining when needed.”
Watch a full interview with Loveluck above.