This week, St. Joe’s has opened its eligibility to include those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions or disabilities and caregiver family members and guardians who care for children with special health care needs. We are preparing to support Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to open eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination to all those 50 years and older next Monday, March 22, followed by all those 16 and older on April 5.
While we are hopeful that vaccine supply will improve next week and beyond with more Johnson & Johnson vaccine promised to arrive in the state, please keep in mind that those eligible may still experience delays in securing an appointment. We ask for your continued patience. Our strategy remains partnering with our local health departments to most efficiently deliver vaccine as well as route vaccine through IHA and St. Joe’s Medical Group to reach patients as quickly as possible.
Scheduling is currently by appointment only to protect the limited slots needed to vaccinate those identified groups, for both first and second doses.
Here is an update on the number of doses each of our sites received this week and that location’s outreach: