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COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

 
Muskegon County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
COVID-19 Vaccination is underway in Muskegon County. Each one of you can assist in the process by helping share this information on your social media and with others in our community!
More people now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines
More Muskegon County residents are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations following a Wednesday announcement from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.   Vaccines in Muskegon County are being distributed in four phases as they become available. Muskegon County vaccine quantities are still limited and are being distributed as quickly as possible.   Public Health – Muskegon County will continue to prioritize available vaccines to those at greatest risk of COVID-19 exposure and negative health outcomes, Muskegon County Public Health Officer Kathy Moore said following Wednesday’s announcement.   “We are excited that more Muskegon County residents are now eligible to receive a vaccination,” said Moore. “We will continue to make sure our limited supply of vaccines gets into the arms of those most at risk as quickly as possible.”    Public Health – Muskegon County has been working with its partners to vaccinate Muskegon County residents covered in Phase 1A. Phase 1A includes paid and unpaid persons working in healthcare settings 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 and workers in long term care facilities.   Wednesday’s announcement will allow vaccination to begin for those covered by Phase 1B and those 65 and older. Phase 1B also includes Muskegon County’s frontline essential workers, including first responders, frontline state and federal workers and jail and prison staff; and pre-K-12 teachers and childcare providers.   Anyone 65 and older are encouraged to take action by filling out the Public Health – Muskegon County Vaccination Request form at www.MaskUpMuskegon.org. This secure form will help streamline the vaccination process and help Public Health – Muskegon County identify eligible individuals when vaccines are available.   Vaccinations for other individuals eligible in Phases 1A and 1B will be coordinated through their employer. Those individuals DO NOT need to fill out the Vaccination Request form and should follow instructions provided to them by their employer.   Vaccinations for those not included in Phase 1A and 1B are expected to occur later in 2021. Information on the vaccination process can also be found at www.MaskUpMuskegon.org. Individuals can also sign up for vaccine news updates by visiting www.MaskUpMuskegon.org.   Ongoing vaccination information will also be distributed through the social media channels of Public Health – Muskegon County and HealthWest as well as local media. 
Are you 65 or older and want a vaccine? Let us know!
We need your help to make sure everyone who is eligible and wants a vaccine can receive one.   To streamline this process, Public Health – Muskegon County has created a secure form that will help identify those who are 65 and older and would like a vaccine. This form will collect basic information, such as name, contact info, and birthday, which will then be used by public health officials to coordinate and prioritize vaccinations.   If you are 65+ and would like a vaccine, please visit www.MaskUpMuskegon.org and fill out the Vaccine Request form.   Everyone is encouraged to share this information to ensure no one is left out of the vaccination process.
MaskUpMuskegon.org is the go-to source for Muskegon County COVID-19 vaccine info
The ongoing COVID-19 vaccination effort is unprecedented. We understand that it’s crucial to make sure Muskegon County residents have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible during this process.   Public Health – Muskegon County and its healthcare partners are dedicated to ensuring residents have the information they need. That’s why www.MaskUpMuskegon.org has been identified as the county’s go-to source for information on the vaccine process and everything COVID-19.   MaskUpMuskegon.org will regularly provide updated information on the vaccination process, as well as other crucial information you can use to keep your family and community safe.   You can also keep an eye on the Facebook pages for Public Health – Muskegon County and HealthWest for real-time COVID-19 updates.
New vaccine infographics available to share!
We know people have questions about the vaccine. That’s why we’ve created social media graphics to help provide the community with answers.   You are all encouraged to share these graphics on your social media pages to help get our community the accurate, trusted information they need.   Click to download NEW graphics
It’s not too late to get involved. Below are some immediate actions you can take to help out this campaign:   1. Change out your organization or personal cover photo on Facebook using the linked graphics.   2. Share the campaign graphics, videos, or other materials on social media and in any outgoing communications   3. Share critical vaccine updates with your family, friends, and community.   4. Encourage others to share this message using email, social media, video, etc.   5. Encourage others to make and donate masks.  
If you have any questions, ideas, or any other information about Mask Up Muskegon, please contact us at Community.Relations@HealthWest.net.