COVID-19 vaccination clinics run through District Health Office No. 10
MECOSTA COUNTY – District Health Bureau # 10 this week primarily hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinics for priority groups in Phase 1A and 1B in its 10 district jurisdiction.
Vaccination clinics are by appointment only – no walk-ins. To make an appointment, visit dhd10.org or spectrumhealth.org and register.
When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, bring photo ID and an insurance card. The COVID-19 vaccine is free. Insurance carriers may be charged an administration fee.
If someone does not show up for a scheduled appointment, DHD # 10 has a ready list of people on the waiting lists who need to be called so that vaccines are not wasted. If you can’t make your scheduled appointment, email [email protected] to let them know.
If you cancel your appointment, you will be put back on the waiting list and contacted as soon as you receive a new appointment.
DHD # 10 administered 8,469 doses of COVID-19 vaccines last week. The total number of vaccines given to date, including the first and second dose, is 21,993.
“We are very pleased with the progress made in vaccinating our communities with the assigned vaccines that we have received,” said Kevin Hughes, DHD No. 10 health officer. “Looking ahead, we hope vaccine stocks increase, by around to make this possible. ” for larger mass vaccination centers in hospitals. In anticipation of this, we have started initial planning for larger clinics and will exchange further information as the process progresses. “
Vaccines are currently only given to people in phase 1A and phase 1B.
Phase 1A is divided into three priorities:
• Priority 1: Critical health workers who provide direct patient care and work in critical areas including: emergency responders, first responders, emergency rooms, and intensive care staff.
• Priority 2: Vulnerable residents of long-term care facilities and workers who have direct contact with large numbers of vulnerable residents, including workers who go in and out of the buildings. This includes skilled nursing home staff, psychiatric hospital staff, retirement homes, adult nursing home staff, assisted living staff, and home care staff caring for high risk customers
• Priority three: direct patient-to-patient workers who perform high-risk procedures, including dental procedures, endoscopy, dialysis, outpatient services, emergency care, outpatient care and home health care; Hospital and Public Health Laboratories, Pharmacies and Waste Disposers.
PHASE 1B is divided into three groups and includes:
• Group A: people aged 65 and over who are not included in phase 1A. This includes those in a church who were not reached in Phase 1A.
• Group B: Prioritized frontline employees whose job role is frequently or intensely exposed and who are unable to maintain social distance due to the nature of the work. This includes the pre-school age through college teachers, support staff and child care workers; First aiders not included in phase 1A, such as firefighters, police, nature conservation officers, inspectors and correction workers; Workers in shelters for the homeless gather childcare facilities and protection services for adults and children.
• Group C: Other key frontline workers in sectors such as food and agriculture, critical manufacturing, public transportation, grocery stores, U.S. post, out-of-hospital laboratories, and funeral services.
PHASE 1C includes: Individuals aged 16 to 64 with COPD, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, or any other medical condition that is at high risk of a negative COVID-19 result; and other key workers whose work needs to be done on site and who have not been addressed in previous stages.
It is important to note that vaccination in one phase may not be completed before vaccination begins in another phase. There may be vaccination of people in different phases, which takes place at the same time.
BY THE NUMBERS
According to the DHD No. 10 website, the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Mecosta County on Feb. 8 was 1,827, with 15 new cases confirmed.
The total death toll remains at 19 in the county, with no new deaths reported over the weekend.
DHD # 10 serves residents in Mecosta, Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford counties.
This is the final breakdown of coronavirus numbers in the Department of Health jurisdiction:
Vaccine totals for the week of February 1-6
Crawwford – 1,309
Kalkaska – 1,421
Lake – 724
Manistee – 3,274
Mason – 3,135
Mecosta – 2,913
Missaukee – 1,017
Newago – 3,001
Oceana – 2,228
Wexford – 2,971
Cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases:
• 11,224 positive COVID-19 cases in the jurisdiction of DHD No. 10.
• 534 positive cases in Crawford County
• 527 positive cases in Kalkaska County
• 332 positive cases in Lake County
• 728 positive cases in Manistee County
• 1,120 positive cases in Mason County
• 1,827 positive cases in Mecosta County
• 565 positive cases in Missaukee County
• 2,553 positive cases in Newaygo County
• 1,750 positive cases in Oceana County
• 1,259 positive cases in Wexford County
• 208 deaths from COVID-19 in the jurisdiction of DHD No. 10. Deaths are included in the positive cases listed above.
• 5 deaths in Crawford County
• 14 deaths in Kalkaska County
• 16 deaths in Manistee County
• 26 deaths in Mason County
• 19 deaths in Mecosta County
• 11 deaths in Missaukee County
• 42 deaths in Newaygo County
• 46 deaths in Oceana County
• 19 deaths in Wexford County
• 10 deaths in Lake County
• 9,706 recoveries from COVID-19 in the DHD No. 10 jurisdiction (based on whether people are still alive 30 days after the confirmed date).
• 468 recoveries in Crawford County
• 466 restores in Kalkaska County
• 286 restores in Lake County
• 608 restores in Manistee County
• 949 restores in Mason County
• 1,635 restores in Mecosta County
• 438 recoveries in Missaukee County
• 2,255 recoveries in Newaygo County
• 1,585 restores in Oceana County
• 1,016 restores in Wexford County
As of Monday, February 8, there were 569,417 confirmed positive cases and 14,905 confirmed deaths in Michigan.
Health officials continue to encourage people to take the following steps to help contain the spread of COVID-19:
• Wear face covering in public.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover coughs and sneezes.
• Social distance of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
• Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces regularly with a normal household cleaning cloth or spray.