The following groups are currently eligible:
- Health care workers
- All people ages 65 or older
- Pre-Kindergarten through high school teachers, support staff and child care workers who usually have direct contact with children
- First responders not covered in Phase 1A (e.g., firefighters, police, conservation officers, inspectors)
- Corrections workers (e.g., staff in prisons, jails, juvenile justice facilities)
- Workers in homeless shelters, congregate child care institutions, and adult and child protective services
- Frontline essential workers in the food processing and agricultural industries
Beginning Monday, March 8, these additional groups will be eligible:
- People age 50 and up who have disabilities or medical conditions that place them at higher risk for severe illness. View a complete list of these medical conditions.
- Caregiver family members and guardians age 16 and older of children who have special health care needs.
- People who live in congregate settings (i.e. homeless shelters, jails, prisons).
Beginning Monday, March 22, all people age 50 and older will be eligible.
These phases are defined in MDHHS's Vaccination Prioritization Guidance document.
If you have any of these conditions, please read before scheduling a vaccine appointment, as these conditions can impact the timing of your appointment:
- Cancer, Rheumatology or Immune Disorders - Consult your specialist before scheduling a COVID vaccine appointment to learn how the vaccine may impact your immune response and/or some medications you may be taking.
- Received Antibody Treatments for COVID-19 - Based on current recommendations, patients should wait 90 days after receiving monoclonal antibody (BAM) or convalescent plasma treatment before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Other Recent Vaccinations such as Hepatitis B, Shingles, Influenza or Tetanus - Patients should wait 14 days after receiving other vaccinations before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Prior History of COVID-19 - Patients will need to wait at least 10 days after diagnosis and be symptom free and out of quarantine before receiving the vaccine. They may want to wait up to 90 days based on current evidence suggesting they may be protected for up to 90 days.
- Mammograms - If you are due for a routine screening mammogram, we recommend scheduling your mammogram before your first dose or 4-6 weeks after your final dose of the COVID vaccine.
More information about the above conditions is also in the Frequently Asked Questions.
If you meet any of the above criteria, please call the COVID Hotline, (989) 794-7600 or toll free (800) 445-7356, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and press Option 1. We appreciate your patience as call volumes may be high. You may find that you experience shorter hold times after 9 a.m. Please note that depending on vaccine supply, some patients may be placed on a wait list.