On March 12th, the State of Michigan announced that people ages 16 to 49 with certain medical conditions or disabilities, and caregivers, will qualify for COVID-19 vaccines starting March 22nd, when people ages 50 to 64 could begin getting shots under a prior decision.Then, on March 13th, Macomb County announced their immediate expansion of eligibility to the same groups, moving to deliver access nine days earlier.
Thank you to the State of Michigan for delivering, Macomb County for becoming the first county to offer such services, and to the City of Detroit for laying the foundation back in February. We sincerely appreciate these policy changes and all who fought for them. Please see the press releases from the State of Michigan and Macomb County below.
Michigan Expanding Access to Safe,
Effective COVID-19 Vaccine to Michiganders Ages 16 and Older with Medical Conditions,
Disabilities Starting March 22..
MARCH 12, 2021
MACOMB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY FOR COVID-19 VACCINE.
MARCH 13, 2021