Jackson County: 150K+ vaccine doses in one year, what to expect in 2022

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Melissa Balanon

FILE – A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children’s hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago. The omicron-fueled surge that is sending COVID-19 cases rocketing in the U.S. is putting children in the hospital in close to record numbers, and experts lament that most of the youngsters are not vaccinated. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — A little more than a year ago, the Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) administered the first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

By the mid-May of this year, the JCHD, with the help of the Michigan National Guard and volunteers, had administered 14,800 vaccine doses.

Drive through clinics at the Jackson County Department of Transportation and the Jackson Fire Department Pringle Street station offered the majority of vaccines.

But the health department wasn’t the only place administering doses.

According to Michigan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, there are now 57 enrolled COVID-19 vaccine providers in Jackson County. 

Vaccine Doses Administered in Jackson County – Primary Series

Provider TypeAmount Administered
Pharmacy65,208
Henry Ford Allegiance Health44,696
Health Department20,395
Center for Family Health14,269
Department of Corrections4,781
Physicians and Urgent Care3,104
Home Health Agencies2,307
Other2,121
TOTAL PRIMARY SERIES VACCINES156,881

Vaccine Doses Administered in Jackson County – Boosters

TOTAL BY ALL PROVIDERS33,395

*Data as of 12/27/21 as reported on COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

Approximately 58% of the eligible people eligible in Jackson County have received at least one dose of vaccine. 

“With the continued emergence of new COVID-19 variants, we encourage everyone to continue to take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Getting the COVID-19 vaccination and booster, staying home when you are sick, and wearing a mask when around others are still of utmost importance and continue to be vital steps to keep our community safe from COVID-19,” the JCHD said.

For 2022, the JCHD is waiting on more guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, who recently dissented from the CDC’s reduced quarantine time recommendation.

The JCHD will update their Facebook page and COVID-19 Quarantine and Exposure Information page with more information as it becomes available.

To find a location to receive a vaccine see vaccines.gov

For COVID-19 testing in Jackson County, contact the Henry Ford COVID-19 testing line at (517) 205-6100, or the Center for Family Health Hotline at (517) 748-5363. 

Questions for the Jackson County Health Department with can be directed towards (517)788-4420, option 9, and leave a message.

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