Wayne Health COVID Vaccine Information and Update

As the state of Michigan begins its vaccine distribution, Wayne Health has been approved by MDHHS/CDC for allocation and administration of the SARS-nCov2 (COVID) vaccine. Call Wayne Health at 313-448-9850, view our Wayne Health Mobile Unit calendar or text WH Vax to 4-8355 to learn more.

Other Vaccination Information and Resources

We encourage all our patients and their friends and family to receive the vaccine when it is available, unless there are clear reasons (contraindications) to not do so.  Widespread vaccination against the Coronavirus is an essential part of the program to control the pandemic, protect as many as possible, and allow us to return to a more normal life.

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine under the phases of vaccine distribution as outlined below, please reach out to your county health department and area hospitals to see if you are able to schedule a vaccination appointment.

Distribution of the vaccines is based on guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For more details about who is included in each phase of vaccination, please see “Phases of Vaccine Distribution” below.

PHASES OF VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

The CDC and MDHHS have defined populations for different vaccination phases:

  • Phase 1A: Includes paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home, as well as residents of long-term care facilities.
  • Phase 1B: Includes people age 65 and older, as well as frontline essential workers including first responders, Pre K-12 education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections, postal service, public transit, and grocery store workers.
  • Phase 1C: Includes those at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness due to underlying medical conditions such as COPD, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, obesity or other conditions that puts them at high risk of negative COVID-19 outcome. Phase 1C also includes essential workers in transportation and logistics, food service, construction, finance, IT and communication, energy, media, legal, public safety (engineers, water and wastewater).
  • Phase 2: A mass vaccination campaign for all people age 16 and older.