LIST: Upper Michigan COVID-19 vaccination options for adults 65+

Vaccinations for the Phase 1B Priority 1 groups began Jan. 11.
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Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 5:56 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 8, 2021 at 5:42 PM EST
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UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WLUC) - Health departments and health care providers are asking for your patience as coronavirus vaccinations continue. Michigan is currently in Phase 1B Priority 1 of its rollout plan, which means people 65 and older and some critical infrastructure workers can get vaccinated when supply allows.

If you are a person age 65 or over, or if you have a family member in that category, please pay close attention to the updates we’ll provide on-air and online from local health departments to learn how you can schedule an appointment in your county.

If you are in a critical infrastructure/essential worker role, your communication will come through your employer. That includes police officers, first responders, frontline state and federal workers and jail and prison staff; and pre K-12 teachers and childcare providers.

Click here to get answers to your questions about the safety of the vaccine.

Click here to visit the state health department’s coronavirus vaccine page.

Below are the latest updates from U.P. health departments and providers:

Marquette County Health Department (updated Jan. 15)

The MCHD has announced vaccination clinics will take place at the Northern Center at Northern Michigan University from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Jan. 20-22. Check for updates, and schedule your appointment beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, on the department’s website. Updates are also posted on the department’s Facebook page. Anyone who needs help making an appointment can call the MCHD at 906-475-7847.

Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft counties (updated Jan. 15)

Alger County - Call 906-387-4111 to schedule an appointment at Munising Memorial Hospital.

Schoolcraft County - Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is able to take first appointments for residents 65 and older at To inquire about or reschedule any existing appointments please call the hospital’s COVID Vaccine Line at 906-341-3775.

Luce County - Click here to express your interest and be on a list. Stay tuned for appointment scheduling. - Helen Newberry Joy Hospital – – call 906-293-9289 or LMAS at 906-293-5107. Watch for event updates in Luce in the coming week.

Mackinac County - Click here to express your interest and be on a list. Stay tuned for appointment scheduling. - Mackinac Straits Health System – – call 906-328-2159 or LMAS at 906-643-1100.

For more information, visit

Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (updated Jan. 15)

PHDM will have COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the Joseph Heirman University Center at Bay College on Jan. 18, 19, 21 and 22. If you have an appointment for those dates, you do not need to call and verify it. Do not show up early, remember to wear a mask and bring proper ID with you. To be added to a wait list, call 2-1-1 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. eastern. Click here for more updates.

Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (updated Jan. 13)

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (DIDHD) says all vaccine doses have been allocated for appointments. The DIDHD is trying to secure more doses, at which point the public will be notified. The DIDHD will NOT be scheduling any more appointments until additional doses have been received. Learn more by checking out the DIDHD’s website or Facebook page.

UP Health System - Portage (updated Jan. 11)

UP Health System - Portage says residents ages 65 and older should call 906-483-1775 to schedule their vaccine appointment at an upcoming clinic date. Clinics started Jan. 11. Visit for more information and upcoming clinic dates.

Western U.P. Health Department (updated Jan. 11)

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) says due to high demand and limited vaccine inventory, it is unable to schedule additional community clinics at this time. For more information, visit

Helen Joy Newberry Hospital (updated Jan. 8)

Helen Joy Newberry Hospital says clinic patients will have the opportunity to receive the vaccine. Please call your provider’s office. The hospital will be holding appointment-only vaccination events. To be put on a list to schedule a vaccine appointment at one of these events, you can do so online by visiting or leave a message on its COVID-19 Vaccination voicemail box by calling 906-293-9289.

Chippewa County Health Department (updated Jan. 7)

For those ages 65+, please call 906-635-3572 to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination. No walk-ins will be allowed with vaccinations taking place by appointment only. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.

Aspirus locations in Upper Michigan (updated Jan. 7)

Community members age 65+ will be able to receive their vaccine through Aspirus. For this group, appointments can begin to be scheduled at Aspirus clinic locations in the U.P. starting January 11 by calling 844-568-0701. For more information, click here.

This story will be updated as information is released from other Upper Michigan health departments.

For continued updates from TV6 & FOX UP, check out our story, “Tracking the coronavirus in Upper Michigan.”

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