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LIST: Upper Michigan COVID-19 vaccination opportunities

Vaccinations are open for everyone 16 and older in Michigan.
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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) - Opportunities for coronavirus vaccinations continue to expand in Upper Michigan.

Michigan announced the COVID-19 vaccine can be given to any Michigan resident 16+ beginning April 5.

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

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

Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (updated April 12)

Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) is scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for any individual age 18 and older who lives or works in Delta or Menominee counties. PHDM has seven upcoming first dose clinics. The Moderna vaccine will be administered at all seven of these clinics, which is approved for those 18-years-old and older.

  • In Delta County, there are clinics scheduled at the Joseph Heirman University Center at Bay College in Escanaba on:
    • Wednesday, April 14
    • Friday April 16
    • Thursday April 22
    • Thursday April 29
  • In Menominee County, there are clinics scheduled at the Pullman House/Whistle Stop Restaurant in Menominee on:
    • Tuesday, April 13
    • Tuesday, April 20
    • Wednesday, April 28

To get an appointment for any of the above clinics please sign-up on the PHDM website and on PHDM’s Facebook page, or call 906-786-4111 or 906-863-4451.

Western U.P. Health Department (updated April 8)

Western U.P. residents can visit https://coppercountrystrong.com/vaccine to locate a provider in their area. Those without computer access should call 211 or their healthcare provider for assistance in scheduling an appointment.

The WUPHD will hold mass community vaccination clinics using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Student Development Complex (SDC) at Michigan Tech on Thursday, April 15, and Thursday, April 29. The WUPHD is scheduling appointments for these and other clinics in the community. To make an appointment, sign up for the WUPHD COVID Vaccine Waitlist.

In addition, Michigan Tech is partnering with Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) to hold vaccine clinics for students only on April 20-22, also with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Information for students on how to sign up for vaccination appointments will be shared soon, MTU says.

Those interested in volunteering at the clinics are asked to please contact Brian Cadwell. Volunteers will receive vaccinations if desired.

WUPHD has piloted a plan to provide mobile vaccinations to those who have difficulty obtaining transportation or are homebound across the five-county district. The Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine will be used for this purpose. The project is expected to take several weeks, with any remaining doses being released to the public only after its completion. Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are not expected until late April.

Aspirus Health-Laurium (Updated April 8)

Aspirus Health is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, April 16 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Aspirus Laurium Clinic, 205 Osceola Street. The clinic will offer the Pfizer vaccine, the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in teens aged 16 and 17. Vaccinations through the clinic are available by appointment only and will be limited to about 70 people. Those interested in registering can call the clinic at 906337-5313 during business hours. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have parental consent and a parent must be present at the time of vaccination.

Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (updated April 7)

The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (DIDHD) is frequently adding appointments to its website for both counties. To schedule online visit www.didhd.org or call 906-774-1868 or 906-265-9913. Learn more by checking out the DIDHD’s website or Facebook page.

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (updated April 7)

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) is vaccinating all people 16 and older. To sign up, click here.

Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft District Health Department (updated April 7)

The LMAS District Health Department says vaccine is currently available in Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft county for any residents who are age 16 or older.

To get on a waitlist or signup for an appointment time, please visit LMASDHD.org, and click on the appropriate waitlist button. For Schoolcraft County, you can call Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital at 906-341-3775. If you or a family member needs assistance scheduling or getting on a waitlist in any of our counties, they can call LMAS offices Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Alger County: 906-387-2297
  • Luce County: 906-293-5107
  • Mackinac County: 906-643-1100
  • Schoolcraft County: 906-341-6951
  • You may also reach LMAS through its Facebook page via Messenger at Facebook.com/LMASDHD.

Marquette County Health Department (updated April 7)

Pre-registration eligibility has expanded to include Marquette County residents over the age of 16. Learn more here.

Pre-registrations happen on the MCHD website at mqthealth.org. Please fill out the form carefully as this will be the information used to contact you. If you need assistance pre-registering please call 906-475-7847 and one of our staff will assist you with the process. Phone lines are staffed 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern, Monday through Friday. Updates are also posted on the department’s Facebook page and website.

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (updated April 7)

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has expanding its COVID-19 vaccination to a larger demographic. Vaccinations can now be given to anyone who served in the military, as well as their caregivers and spouses. This is part of the SAVE LIVES act, which was signed by President Biden on March 24. The expanded eligibility includes National Guard and Reserve, CHAMPVA beneficiaries, and all categories of veterans regardless of Character of Discharge. The expanded authority does depend on the supply of COVID-19 vaccines. Veterans who are enrolled in VA care will continue to be prioritized.

The VA says it is regularly scheduling COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Iron Mountain and at seven community-based outpatient clinics in the U.P. and Northern Wisconsin. VA outpatient locations include Hancock, Ironwood, Manistique, Marquette, Menominee, and Sault Ste. Marie. There is also a VA outpatient location in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Anyone who is newly eligible for a vaccine can go to va.gov to register. The medical center will contact those eligible when the vaccine is available. Registration can also be done over the phone at 906-774-3300 ext. 33115.

Chippewa County Health Department (updated March 22)

Chippewa County Health Department has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available online at chippewahd.com. Those without internet access or capability, can call 906-635-3640.

More pre-registration options:

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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