Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday the state would be expanding access to the coronavirus vaccine to people 50 years old and older.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to be able to be vaccinated right away, however.
The announcement caught health departments and senior citizens off guard. Now there’s a rush for them to try and secure their place in the line for a COVID vaccine before the pool expands by more than a million people.
Now just because more will be allowed to get the vaccine doesn’t mean younger people will get the vaccine before seniors. The focus in Oakland County will be on the elderly.
Macomb County executive Mark Hackel said they will also prioritize seniors.
While those 50 and older may experience delays in the county they call home, they may have better luck with pharmacies. Residents can register at Meijer, Rite Aid and the Medicine Shoppe.