Residents Urged to Register for COVID-19 Vaccine with Multiple Providers
It seems like everywhere I go these days, people I know keep asking me if I've received my COVID-19 vaccine yet? In fact some of those people I know have already received their vaccine shots most recently.
According to WILX, the Ingham County Health Department is being joined by Sparrow Health System and McLaren Greater Lansing in vaccinating Ingham County residents against COVID-19.
Those who are currently eligible for the vaccine but waiting for an appointment are being encouraged to register with these providers in addition to Rite Aid and Meijer.
About 70,000 people are currently registered for the vaccine with ICHD, but only 2,000-3,000 new patients are able to get vaccinated through ICHD each week due to supply. Among those waiting for an appointment with ICHD are roughly 18,000 seniors aged 65 and over. (WILX)
Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said unless supply drastically increases, the reality is that it will likely be April or May before everyone who is registered and eligible as of today is vaccinated.
I can tell you right now that even my doctor's office here in Lansing will not be administering the COVID-19 vaccine. I found that out when I made a phone call to my doctor's office. They were polite about it and let me know the best way to go about receiving the vaccine.
In order to get vaccinated through ICHD, a registration form must be completed. That form is available on the health department's website. When the person's vaccination priority group is eligible and supply allows, the person will receive a link to schedule an appointment via email. (WILX)