Michigan Department of Health updates priority group guidance for COVID vaccination

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated their COVID-19 vaccination priority list to include certain essential workers and those that are at high risk of severe infection.

The updated phases include:

  • Phase 1: “Paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare setting who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home as well as residents in long term care facilities.”
  • Phase 1B: “Persons 75 years of age or older and frontline essential workers in critical infrastructure.”
  • Phase 1C: “Individuals 16 years of age or older at high risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 infection and some other essential workers whose position impacts life, safety, and protection during the COVID-19 response.”
  • Phase 2: “Individuals 16 years of age or older.”

These prioritizations are subject to change based on new information on vaccine effectiveness and the addition of vaccine products.

As of Dec. 23, over 37,000 frontline health care providers have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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