Health Officials Urging People to Register for COVID-19 Vaccine
Most recently, my parents received their COVID-19 vaccinations. I also know that many of my older friends have received their shots as well. Now it's my turn. My wife and I are getting our COVID-19 vaccination today, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion.
According to the Lansing State Journal, health officials say now is the time to get in line. Vaccine eligibility opens to anyone 16 and older on April 5.
People 16 and older with an underlying condition or anyone older than 50 are now eligible to schedule an appointment. (LSJ)
Marcus Cheatham, health officer for the Mid-Michigan District Health Department said our message right now is to sign up no matter who you are. By the time people find a provider and get on a list, it will be April 5. (Lansing State Journal)
Health Officer Linda Vail said people should look for a vaccination appointment at any available provider. That includes health departments, hospitals, pharmacies and even the mass vaccination site at Ford Field in Detroit. (LSJ)
According to the Lansing State Journal, right now, Pfizer and Moderna ae the most widely available vaccines, but production will soon ramp up and more of the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be distributed.
Another thing to keep in mind is that many people think they can only get vaccinated in the county in which they live, but that's not the case. People can get an appointment where they live, where they work or even in a county where they have family. (LSJ)
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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.