Residents statewide can make COVID vaccination appointments at Michigan State University Pavilion clinic
Starting Monday, all Michigan residents are welcome to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated at the Michigan State University Pavilion clinic operated by the Ingham County Health Department in partnership with the college. The site is a drive-thru only clinic, and appointments are available as early as this week.
Northville to open COVID vaccine clinic appointments March 24
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2021, file photo, a man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Martin Luther King Senior Center in North Las Vegas. The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but health officials are concerned that at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options from Pfizer and Moderna. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Government leaders tour Ford Field COVID-19 vaccination site in Detroit
DETROIT – When it opens on Wednesday the Ford Field vaccination clinic will aim to administer 6,000 doses each day. We are on that door step with Ford Field becoming the platform where thousands of doses will be distributed each day. Garlin Gilchrist led area Democratic representatives and Sen. Gary Peters through Ford Field to get their first hand look at the nearly 70 vaccination pods ringing the playing field. “So he said Brenda, sick or dead, sick or dead? The Ford Field vaccine program is scheduled to run for the next eight weeks.
Tips on adjusting to daylight saving time
However, experts say daylight saving time does have a significant impact on many people and you might be feeling it even more if you’re now working from home. The dangers of adapting to daylight saving time. Our bodies need daylight to help reset our internal clock. That will help people to feel rejuvenated and better during those episodes where they feel a little bit drowsy or sluggish,” said Pena. Experts say exercising in the morning is another way to help reset your internal clock.
St. Clair County Health Department vaccine clinic canceled Tuesday due to snow
The St. Clair County Health Department (SCCHD) is cancelling its COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Tuesday at the Blue Water Convention Center (BWCC). Tuesday’s clinic is rescheduled and will be combined with another clinic currently scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the BWCC. Read: Michigan updates COVID vaccine strategy -- here are the 4 major takeawaysAdMichigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phasesMichigan has started listing local health departments accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations. Eligible essential workers, teachers and childcare workers will be notified by their employers about vaccine clinic dates and locations, Gov. The state has started listing local health departments who are ready to take appointments.
Macomb County to reschedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for anyone unable to make visit due to weather
Those with appointments who are unable to travel due to severe weather can stay home. They will not lose their vaccine dose as a result. Those with appointments who are unable to travel due to severe weather can stay home. They will not lose their vaccine dose as a result. Weather forecast: 6-to-10 inches of snow tonightMacomb County Health Department employees will begin calling all no-shows later this week to reschedule appointments.
Free COVID testing returns to Ann Arbor’s Pioneer High School on Saturday
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ANN ARBOR – No cost COVID testing will return to Pioneer High School on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. According to the Washtenaw County Health Department, the free pop-up site in the school’s parking lot will be offering weekly testing. All positive tests will be sequenced for the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant, which is known to be present in Washtenaw County. The event is supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Washtenaw County Health Department, HONU Management Group and Ann Arbor Public Schools. For more information about free testing events in Washtenaw County, click here.
Washtenaw County Health Department is hiring more vaccinators
Amid public outcry, France's health minister promised Tuesday an "exponential" acceleration of his country's shockingly slow coronavirus vaccination process. (Christophe Archambault/Pool Photo via AP)YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Health Department is looking to hire qualified applicants as temporary, part-time vaccinators for its vaccination clinics. Here’s what the job posting says:Those hired as vaccinators will use a framework put together by the Human Services Department and Health Department to guide immunizations. Duties for the position include providing COVID-19 vaccinations to priority groups and community members, assessing immunization status, working with defined at-risk populations, maintaining case records and administering immunizations in accordance with human service and public health division policy. Temporary, part-time vaccinators are paid $22-$24 per hour.
Michigan Medicine creates Facial Nerve Clinic in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Those with facial nerve disorders can now seek multidisciplinary care at Michigan Medicine’s new Facial Nerve Clinic. Located at the Kellogg Eye Center, the clinic team will serve patients with facial nerve disorders, including facial paralysis, uncoordinated and unintentional facial movements and paralysis-related eyelid disorders. Patients using the clinic will undergo pre-screening to develop an itinerary for their first visit, and will work with specialists and their referring physicians to design treatment plans. “Without timely and integrated care, patients with facial nerve disorders can suffer from serious consequences, including loss of vision,” Shannon Joseph, M.D., M.Sc., an ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic surgery, told Michigan Medicine News. The new Facial Nerve Clinic has been created by experts in 10 specialty areas including:Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeryOculoplastic surgeryNeurologyNeuro-otologyPlastic surgeryOptometryComprehensive ophthalmologyCorneal surgeryOccupational therapy and neuromuscular retrainingSocial workPatients can be referred to the clinic or can schedule an appointment by calling: 734-936-8051.
Detroit Health Department moves immunization clinic to Midtown headquarters
DETROIT – The Detroit Health Department officially announces the relocation of its Immunization Clinic from the Samaritan Center on the city’s east side at 5555 Conner Street, to its headquarters at 100 Mack Avenue in Midtown. Health Department staff officially made the move to the new location on September 8, centrally located just steps from the Woodward Avenue and Mack Avenue bus lines. The Health Department’s newly relocated Immunization Clinic offers six newly-renovated examination rooms that will serve a higher volume of patients. “The move to Midtown supports our mission to build healthy communities for all families,” said Najibah Rehman, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Detroit Health Department. The Detroit Health Department Immunization Clinic is open by appointment only, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To accommodate students participating in in-person learning at a Detroit charter or public school, the clinic will also open on Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., now through November 1.
U-M law professor explains unemployment challenges in Michigan during pandemic
Kohl is the director of the University of Michigan Workers Rights Project, which helps workers get unemployment benefits free of charge. The CARES Act created the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) to cover more workers who are not typically covered by many state unemployment programs (like low-income workers, part time workers, self-employed workers, independent contractors, etc.). See the above example about how receiving a pension in Michigan will reduce or eliminate that claimant's ability to collect unemployment benefits. Discuss the balance between a healthy worker not feeling comfortable with returning to a now-opened business that may want to end the unemployment benefits. Plus, the unemployment benefits from workshare programs are paid from the CARES Act's funds rather than states' trust funds.