UPDATE - LMAS: Vaccination registrations open to those 50+, caregivers of children with special health needs Monday

This news comes as statewide, COVID-19 vaccine appointments will open to those 50+ with medical conditions and caregivers for those with children with special medical needs on March 8.
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Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 4, 2021 at 3:14 PM EST
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EASTERN U.P, Mich. (WLUC) - The LMAS District Health Department (LMAS), which serves Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft counties in Upper Michigan, has released new COVID-19 vaccine guidance.

LMAS says that individuals age 50 and older, regardless of health status, can now be added to waitlists for the COVID vaccine. Appointments will begin to be scheduled during the week of March 8. Family members and guardians who care for children with special medical needs are also able to receive COVID vaccinations.

To get on a waitlist or sign up for an appointment time, please visit, and click on the appropriate waitlist button. For Schoolcraft County, you can call Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital at 906-341-3775 or use the hospital’s appointment scheduler by clicking here.

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
  • You may also reach LMAS through its Facebook page via Messenger at

“We appreciate the opportunity to open up COVID vaccinations to more of our district residents,” LMAS said in a release. “However, we do not yet have a clear picture of whether those vaccinated can spread COVID-19 to others, so even when you are fully vaccinated, you need to continue to properly wear a cloth face covering (fully covering your mouth and nose), stay home when you don’t feel well, get tested, maintain distance, wash your hands, and limit your gatherings to no more than 15 people from three households.”

If LMAS contacts you and instructs you to isolate or quarantine, please follow those instructions.

“We must all continue to do these small things to take care of each other. The vaccine will only help move us past all of this is if we all continue to follow all of the protocols to protect each other. This pandemic is not over,” LMAS said.

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