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demmiblue

(37,260 posts)
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:41 PM Mar 2021

State to expand vaccine eligibility to residents 50+ with pre-existing conditions on March 8

(WXYZ) — Michiganders 50 years or older with a pre-existing condition will be eligible for vaccines beginning March 8, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said during a media event Wednesday.

Then, two weeks later, the vaccine will be available for everyone over 50.

Currently, frontline workers, certain essential workers and individuals over 65 years old are eligible for the vaccine in Michigan.

This comes after an FDA panel recommended Emergency Use Authorization for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine on Friday, with the FDA authorizing it over the weekend.

A spokesperson for the state says Michigan will receive 82,700 doses of the single-shot vaccination on Wednesday. It will then be distributed to local health departments and hospitals, which will administer the vaccines.

https://www.wxyz.com/news/coronavirus/state-to-expand-vaccine-eligibility-to-residents-50-with-pre-existing-conditions-on-march-8
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State to expand vaccine eligibility to residents 50+ with pre-existing conditions on March 8 (Original Post) demmiblue Mar 2021 OP
This is great new! Dream Girl Mar 2021 #1
Good. This morning I checked the Washtenaw County website East-A-Squared Mar 2021 #2
We're expanding the pool before the 65+ group has been vaccinated? JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2021 #3
My thinking exactly. I'm 74 with heart condition and I haven't even come close Biophilic Mar 2021 #4
That's how I feel about it also. llmart Mar 2021 #5
I hope it's starting to open up: JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2021 #6

East-A-Squared

(14,505 posts)
2. Good. This morning I checked the Washtenaw County website
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:49 PM
Mar 2021

for vaccine registration and it said I am not eligible because I am not an essential worker. The website has a list of worker type (police, fire, medical, teacher) and because I checked "other" it said I am not eligible for Covid 19 vaccine. Hope this changes on March 8.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,552 posts)
3. We're expanding the pool before the 65+ group has been vaccinated?
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:40 PM
Mar 2021

So the odds of 65+ people getting vaccinated will drop accordingly. Great.

Biophilic

(4,071 posts)
4. My thinking exactly. I'm 74 with heart condition and I haven't even come close
Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:47 PM
Mar 2021

to getting an appointment for first shot. Something is screwed up.

llmart

(15,850 posts)
5. That's how I feel about it also.
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:22 PM
Mar 2021

72 years old here and registered with several places but no invitations yet to make an appointment and now they're going to include another group?

This rollout has been very discombobulated from the start. It's like you're playing a game show trying to get a vaccine that is an absolute necessity.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,552 posts)
6. I hope it's starting to open up:
Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:50 PM
Mar 2021

After I posted my last "woe is me" rant, yesterday evening I got a call from my city council president (who I also emailed with a "woe is me" rant). She had gotten my wife and I (both 70+) a spot to get vaccinated. We had to drive about 40 min, but we got the Moderna today. All I feel is relief, almost profound enough for tears. Second shot is scheduled, and I should be more or less immune 2 weeks after that.

I will break open a bottle of Rye Whiskey this evening. Just for a taste.

After we got our shots, my wife got an invitation from one of the other places we registered.

Fingers crossed for you.

(Wayne County)

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