Information to Help Southeast Michigan Seniors Access the Covid-19 Vaccine

As of Monday, January 11, Michiganders 65 and up can begin receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. There are three types  of organizations where older adults in the Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s six-county Michigan region will be able to get the vaccine:

  • Your county health department
  • Your health care system/hospital
  • Some pharmacies (including Meijer, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart and Kroger)

FEMA has now also opened a regional mass-vaccination clinic at Ford Field. (See below for more information.)

Most health departments, health systems and pharmacies are asking that you register online to reserve your spot for the vaccine. We have listed Covid-19 vaccine information below for county health departments in each of the six counties in the AAA 1-B service area. This includes links to online registration forms from county health departments, where available. We have also created a document that brings together information from county health departments, health systems and pharmacies. We will be updating it often. Please download our COVID-19 Vaccine Information All AAA 1-B Counties (Updated April 21, 2021) and share with anyone who you feel may benefit. You can also check the State of Michigan Coronavirus Website for current information: http://bit.ly/MIVaccineInfo for up-to-date information on the vaccine and vaccine access.

Resources to help older adults who don’t have internet access
We know that some older adults may have difficulty registering online. Unfortunately, we do not have a way to directly help people make appointments. Here are three options for people without internet access:

  1. The MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline/2-1-1 ((888) 535-6136 (Press 1)) will help residents who don’t have access to the internet navigate the vaccine scheduling process. Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also dial 2-1-1 to access the hotline.
  2. Beaumont Health’s Coronavirus Hotline may be a resource. It will help older adults who do not have access to the internet schedule their vaccine appointment at Beaumont. The line is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday at (800) 592-4784. Please note that call volumes are extremely high and the wait may be up to two hours long.
  3. Vaccine Angels. Michigan vaccine hunters is a volunteer group that helps people who are currently eligible find appointments. Submit your information via the Michigan vaccine hunters google form.

Pharmacy Information
Meijer, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger, CVS,Walmart, Sam’s Club and Costco pharmacies are now also vaccine distribution points. For Meijer, use this link: https://clinic.meijer.com/, or text COVID to 75049, to be notified when the vaccine will be available in your area. For Rite Aid, use the Rite Aid Scheduling Tool to register and find an appointment. Walgreens has limited availability in select areas. The Walgreens  Covid-19 webpage will help you find out if it’s available near you. Sign up for a Walmart appointment using this online form. Kroger Covid vaccine scheduling is also being done online. Go to the CVS website for their most current vaccination information.

Ford Field FEMA Vaccination Clinic
Vaccination clinics will run from 8 am – 8:30 pm for 8 weeks beginning March 24. Register online at: https://clinic.meijer.com/register/CL2021. If you are unable to register online, text End Covid to 75049 or call (888) 535-6136. Meijer will text or call (based on preference), to schedule an appointment.

Transportation and Vaccines for Homebound Seniors

We have created a list of  In-Home COVID-19 Vaccination Programs throughout our six counties.

  • Livingston County: LETS Transportation is offering free rides to Covid-19 vaccination appointments. Call (517) 546-6600 to schedule your ride as soon as your appointment is confirmed.
  • Macomb County: SMART is helping Macomb County seniors get to vaccination sites. SMART Call Center staff taking calls for interested seniors to be added to the County’s waiting list for the vaccine.  Once an appointment has been scheduled SMART will work with the resident to schedule a ride to the vaccination site. Call (586) 421-6579. Taking calls Monday- Friday, from 3 -7 pm, Saturdays, 8 am – 1 pm, and Sundays, 9 am – 1 pm.
  • Oakland County: Oakland County Health Division is partnering with several providers to deliver the vaccine to homebound residents. You can make an appointment directly with those providers. Make an appointment with MobiCare by calling (248) 274-6066, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Download the MobiCare Home Vaccination Flyer ). You can also make an appointment with FNP Collaborative Solutions by calling (248) 629-0448. (Download the FNP Collaborative Solutions Home Vaccination Flyer ).
  • SMART FLEX (Macomb and Oakland County): Free transportation to and from vaccination sites for people with scheduled vaccine appointments. Operates from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday Friday and 10 am through 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Call (734) 212-8429  or download the SMART FLEX App. If using the app make sure the profile is set to “Vaccination.”
  • Washtenaw County: TheRide has partnered with the Washtenaw County Health Department to provide free transportation to the EMU Convocation Center vaccination site. Options include a shuttle and Flexride and A-Ride options. Visit TheRide website or call (734) 996-0400.
  • MyRide2: Resource to help older adults and people with disabilities find transportation in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. While they will help in finding and scheduling transportation, you must pay the transportation provider directly. Call (855) 697-4332 or visit myride2.com.

Watch our Covid-19 Vaccine Webinar with an MDHHS Senior Public Health Physician
This webinar, recorded on January 28, 2021, gives general info, answers questions and addresses myths about the vaccine.

Links to Local Health Department’s in the Area Agency on Aging 1-B Six-County Region

Livingston County Health Department
Phone:
(517) 546-9850
General Website: www.livgov.com/health
Vaccine Interest Form: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6130554/COVID-19-Vaccination-Interest-Form

Macomb County Health Department
Phone: (586) 463-8777
Appointment Scheduling: https://macombcovidvaccine.itfrontdesk.com/apptonline/landing.html?client_code=MACOMBCV

Monroe County Health Department
Phone:
(734) 240-7800
Vaccine Information:
https://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/health_department/index.php
Appointment Scheduling: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21653776&calendarID=5173251

Oakland County Health Department
Phone: (248) 858-1280
Website: https://oaklandcountyvaccine.com/
Register to “Save Your Spot” for the vaccine: https://oakgov.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esKBiPSCA9wmL8p
Register for Updates:
Email:
https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIOAKL/subscriber/new?qsp=MIOAKL_3011
Text: OAKGOV COVID to 468311

St. Clair County Health Department
Phone:
(810) 987-5300
Website: St. Clair County Vaccine Distribution – Sign In (everbridge.net)

Washtenaw County Health Department
Phone: (734) 544-6700
General Website:
Appointment Scheduling: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6254492/WCHDSchedulinghttps://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6230164/WCHDIndividualhttps://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6135145/covidvaccine
Register for Email Updates: https://washtenaw.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=90777b70138d575b268e84956&id=6a0453826f

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