COVID Vaccine

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How do I receive a vaccine from the Health Department?

COVID-19 vaccines are being offered at the health department on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the hours of 8:00-11:30 am and 1:00-4:00 pm.  

When planning to be vaccinated please remember the following vaccine items:

  • Pfizer vaccine is a two shot series, 21 days apart and is allowed for 12 years and older
  • Moderna vaccine is a two shot series, 28 days apart and is allowed for 18 years and older
  • Johnson and Johnson is a one shot series approved for 18 years and older.  

Residents can find information about the locations offering vaccine at vaccinefinder.org or here for local Jackson Clinics.

What can I do after I am vaccinated?

The CDC has issued new Guidelines for those who have received the complete series of their vaccines.  Being fully vaccinated means 2 weeks after receiving the 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 2 weeks after receiving the one dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  This guideline is based on vaccine series completion and effectiveness.

Read or download the pdf version of  Safer Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Activities here.

For a list of sites where vaccine is located and currently available, check out the CDC's Vaccine finder page.

Making vaccines accessible

Everyone 12 years of age or older is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Michigan.  The Jackson County Health Department is working with local partners to distribute the vaccine through special clinics for homebound populations (see flyer below for details) and also clinics may be held in places like schools, colleges, pharmacies, local community event centers, and drive in clinics in order to allow everyone an opportunity to get a vaccine.

For the most up to date information on the groups eligible for vaccine, check out the Michigan Coronavirus Vaccine Guidance Page.  If you have questions about the COVID vaccine, check out this COVID Vaccine Myths and Facts Page developed by the CDC..

If you are in need of having someone come to your home to provide a vaccine to you and your caregivers please see the below flyer with information on where to call.  A printable version of the flyer is available here.

Vaccine for Homebound

Jackson County COVID Vaccine TIMELINE

The Jackson County Health Department wants to keep you informed of our progress regarding vaccine progress through the priority groups.  A barometer has been developed to give you a pictorial view of where we are currently in the process.  The number of vaccines our COVID Response and Vaccination Team can deliver is dependent on the amount of vaccine supply we have available. This timeline / barometer will be updated weekly (current post is as of 6/7/2021) or as vaccines are distributed through priority groups.

Jackson County Vaccination Timeline Jan 25

Information about the groups given priority to receive COVID-19 vaccine.  Jackson's strategy is based on the Michigan COVD Vaccine Prioritization Guidance

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID 19 Vaccine Information

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