COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Update

Updated March 1, 2021

Vaccine Distribution Update

Updated 2:30 pm, February 26, 2021

  • 2,200 first dose appointments were opened on Friday February 26.
  • These first-dose appointments are available to patients who have already received invitations to be vaccinated. If you previously received an invitation to schedule a vaccine appointment and were unable to schedule an appointment at the time, please log in to the MyUofMHealth patient portal to schedule your appointment. If you are not enrolled in the portal, please call the number listed on your vaccine invitation letter.
  • The appointments may fill quickly. If you received an invitation to schedule a first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment and are unable to find an available time slot, your invitation remains open. We invite you to check back to this page, or the MyUofMHealth patient portal, to see when new first-dose appointments are being offered.
  • Additional invitations to schedule first-dose vaccine appointments will be issued in waves to patients age 65 and older as needed to ensure we fill every available appointment and administer every available vaccine in the week we receive it.
  • With more vaccine supply shifting to health departments and retail pharmacies, we encourage you to register with your county health department and retail pharmacies in your community where possible.

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Update page to read the full weekly community update message.

We are committed to delivering COVID-19 vaccines to our communities as quickly and safely as possible. Please do not call or message your provider about scheduling a vaccine appointment as vaccine invitations are managed exclusively through our COVID-19 vaccine team.

Resources for Finding Vaccines in Your Area

We know it can be difficult to find up-to-date information about vaccine availability in your area. A website many patients have found helpful is VaccineMI.com, a community-driven effort to help Michiganders access up-to-date information about vaccine availability throughout Michigan.

We also recommend checking the State of Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccine website and your local health department’s website for more information about vaccination options.

For information about vaccine providers and availability throughout the county, visit the Vaccine Providers in Washtenaw County page on the Washtenaw County website.

How Eligible Patients Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Choose the category below that best represents your situation as a patient eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine:

Michigan Medicine patient age 65 or older

  • Due to low vaccine supply across the State of Michigan, we are only able to open a limited number of appointments at a time to patients age 65 and older.
  • Please do not call or message your provider about scheduling a vaccine appointment. To ensure vaccines are being administered as quickly and fairly as possible, vaccine invitations are managed exclusively through our COVID-19 vaccine team.
  • No action is needed on your part at this time to request an invitation. Established patients will receive an invitation automatically as we move through the vaccine distribution program.
  • Vaccinations will be offered to patients who are under the care of a Michigan Medicine primary care provider, as well as patients who have had an in-person or virtual appointment with any Michigan Medicine provider in the last 24 months.
  • Patients will receive vaccine invitations in waves to ensure a seamless experience at our vaccine clinics, and to ensure adequate vaccine supply.
  • Appointments may fill quickly. Please check back again. If you receive an invitation to schedule a vaccine, it is possible you might see no available appointments when you log into the MyUofMHealth patient portal. In order to give as many patients access to vaccine as possible, appointments are being opened up in waves as quickly as supply and capacity will allow. Please keep checking back, as new slots will open up each week. You will not receive another invitation to schedule, and can schedule your appointment any time as they become available.
  • We are committed to administering our vaccine supply as quickly and safely as possible, and hope to reach all established patients age 65 and older in the next 2–3 months.
  • Registered MyUofMHealth patient portal users will receive their invitation to schedule a vaccination by email and through a notification in their portal account. They will be able to schedule their appointment directly through the portal. If you do not have a MyUofMHealth portal account, you may sign up for one on MyUofMHealth.org.
  • Established patients who are not portal users will receive an invitation to schedule an appointment through a mailed letter, or by a phone call from our COVID-19 Hotline.
  • In addition to Michigan Medicine, you may have other options for receiving a vaccine, such as your local health department, another health care provider, or a retail pharmacy. We encourage you to be vaccinated wherever you are given the first opportunity.

Age 65 or older but not a Michigan Medicine patient

We recommend individuals who are 65 years of age or older but are not established Michigan Medicine patients contact their health care provider or their county health department for vaccination options. The distribution of vaccines across the state through different providers is designed to support the most broad, equitable vaccine access as possible.

Frontline essential worker

To ensure efficient vaccine distribution, a number of different providers are involved in administering vaccines to support critical infrastructure in our communities. To receive the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible, frontline essential workers should contact their employer or health department for additional information about vaccination options available to them.

Michigan Medicine patient under age 65

  • Please do not call or message your provider about scheduling a vaccine appointment. To ensure vaccines are being administered as quickly and fairly as possible, vaccine invitations are managed exclusively through our COVID-19 vaccine team.
  • No action is needed on your part at this time to request an invitation. Established patients will receive an invitation automatically as we move through the vaccine distribution program.
  • Vaccinations will be offered to patients who are under the care of a Michigan Medicine primary care provider, as well as patients who have had an in-person or virtual appointment with any Michigan Medicine provider in the last 24 months.
  • Patients will receive vaccine invitations in phases to ensure a seamless experience at our vaccine clinics, and to ensure adequate vaccine supply.
  • Registered MyUofMHealth patient portal users will receive an invitation to schedule a vaccination by email and through a notification in their portal account. They will be able to schedule their appointment directly through the portal. If you do not have a MyUofMHealth portal account, you may sign up for one on MyUofMHealth.org.
  • Established patients who are not portal users will receive an invitation to schedule an appointment through a mailed letter, or by a phone call from our COVID-19 Hotline.

 

Vaccine Phases and Progress

For more details about who is included in each phase of vaccinations, a chart showing vaccine progress at Michigan Medicine, and a Vaccine Eligibility Checker tool, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Phases and Progress page.

More Information and FAQs

For more information about the vaccines, including commonly asked questions and answers about vaccine ingredients, first and second doses, symptoms and side effects, and more, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ page.

If you are a Michigan Medicine employee, or a University of Michigan student, staff or faculty member, visit the FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccines page on Michigan Medicine Headlines for more information about vaccine logistics and how to make a vaccination appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Michigan Medicine by the Numbers

As of end of day, Sunday, February 28

Total COVID-19 Vaccination Doses at Michigan Medicine: 67,360

State of Michigan data: For detailed vaccine distribution data by region and county within the state of Michigan, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard page on the Michigan.gov site.

Looking for the COVID-19 Vaccine Phases and Progress Chart?

For more details about who is included in each phase of vaccination and a chart showing vaccine progress at Michigan Medicine, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Phases and Progress page.

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Visit the COVID-19 Email Updates page to sign up to receive regular email updates from Michigan Medicine with news, resources and patient care information about the coronavirus and vaccine.