Here is Michigan’s updated COVID-19 vaccination schedule: Who is eligible and when
FILE - This Saturday, March 6, 2021 file photo shows vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution in east Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)The state of Michigan announced Friday, March 12 that every resident 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5. Michigan's estimated schedule for first doses administered as of March 12, 021 (MDHHS)View PDF: Michigan’s vaccination phases and priority groups“The safe COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective way to protect you, your family and others from the virus,” said Gov. I urge all eligible Michiganders to get one of the three COVID-19 vaccines. From the CDC: Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for People who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Beaumont shuts down scheduling vulnerability that allowed people to ‘cut in line’ for vaccinations
Beaumont Health System’s IT team detected and shut down unusual activity Saturday related to online COVID-19 vaccination scheduling, the hospital announced Sunday. The Beaumont team determined a user took advantage of an Epic scheduling tool vulnerability and shared an unauthorized scheduling pathway publicly that allowed 2,700 people to “cut in line” and register for an unauthorized vaccine appointment. AdBeaumont notified the national Epic corporate office so it could communicate with other health systems to prevent this from occurring elsewhere. We regret 2,700 people in our community became victims of this unfortunate incident,” said Beaumont Health Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Hans Keil. We are also notifying the Michigan Hospital Association and other Michigan health systems about the issue.”READ: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases
Some Michiganders cutting in line for COVID vaccine ahead of those in need
Michigan’s system of “phases,” which determines who receives a COVID vaccine first, has put health care providers in a difficult spot. Some Michiganders have been cutting in line for a vaccination, making it more difficult for those in need to receive the vaccine. She is eligible to receive a COVID vaccine in Michigan, but Therese says trying to sign up with her healthcare provider -- St. Joseph Mercy Health System -- has become another full time job. Other residents who are far younger and not frontline workers have apparently had success getting vaccines from St. Joseph Mercy. When he was asked how he got so far ahead in line, he said, “I’m essential I guess,” with a winking emoji.
Michigan releases preliminary COVID vaccination timeline for other phases
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2020, file photo, a registered nurse prepares a syringe with the first round of the Pfizer COVID vaccination in Ridgeland, Miss., as state medical leaders received inoculations. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)DETROIT – Michigan has released a preliminary timeline to show a projection of when other phases can expect to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phasesThe preliminary timeline is fluid. But here’s where things stand as of Jan. 15:Michigan COVID vaccination timeline as of Jan. 15, 2021. Be patient: Getting a COVID-19 vaccine might take some time, persistenceVaccine supply should increase in the next few weeks after the Trump administration approved a request from several governors, including Michigan Gov.