LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that people 65 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Jan. 11.
The list also includes essential workers such as school and child care workers, first responders as well as jail and prison staff.
But how will you know when to get vaccinated?
One way to know is to follow the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and county websites for the alert. You may also receive emails from hospitals. Beaumont, for example, has already sent out invitations to 60,000 people -- mostly its employees -- and vaccinated 17,000 people.
It’s doubled capacity to 3,400 a day and is planning to open more sites as more people become eligible.
“I understand the reluctance, so what we really asked of our health care providers is when you get the vaccine, become a vaccine ambassador. Let everybody know how important it is to get the vaccine,” said Dr. Jeffrey Fischgrund with Beaumont Royal Oak.
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