Allegan County Health Department has 8,100+ waiting for COVID-19 vaccine

Covid19 Vaccine
Posted at 10:23 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 10:23:39-05

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — The Allegan County Health Department gave an update Wednesday on its COVID-19 vaccination progress, saying they’ve hosted three clinics and more than 1,500 Allegan County residents received the vaccine between Jan. 10-16.

Individuals 65 and older, health care workers, first responders, police officers, jail and prison staff, pre-K through 12 teachers and workers in childcare centers and protective services were eligible to participate in the clinics.

Supplies of the vaccine remain limited and more than 8,100 individuals living or working in the county that are over 65 have signed up for the waiting list.

Because the health department doesn’t have the supply to meet the demand, they’re encouraging people to check with partner organizations, including Meijer Pharmacy and Spectrum Health Zeeland.

Signing up for a vaccination means a dose of the vaccine, a time slot in the schedule and the staffing to deliver that vaccine have been saved for that individual.

Anyone living or working in Allegan County may sign up here.