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MDHHS launches COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, releases guidance on vaccination for pregnant women

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 16:46:04-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has updated information in its priority groups for vaccination administration document and launched a COVID-19 vaccine dashboard to help Michiganders track information about the vaccine across the state, a news release said Wednesday.

MDHHS expanded its guidance to allow Michiganders 16 and older to receive the vaccine.

See the full guidance here.

They also provided updated information on pregnant women and the vaccine.

While there currently isn’t data on the safety and efficacy of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that pregnant women may be offered the vaccine within the priority groups upon consultation with their medical provider.

“The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine is an important step toward reducing the toll the virus is taking in our state,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “As we receive further guidance from our federal partners, these prioritizations may change. While we roll these vaccines out across the state, it is important everyone continues to do their part in fighting this pandemic by wearing masks, washing hands and avoiding gatherings.”

The COVID-19 vaccine dashboard includes data from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry on the number of providers enrolled to give the vaccine, the amount of vaccine received and doses administered.

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The dashboard will be expanded over the coming weeks to include vaccination coverage rates by age and race.

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