Genesee County has issued an update for COVID-19 vaccines and distribution.

The Genesee County Health Department has partnered with eight schools in the area to prepare for COVID-19 vaccinations when they become available. These schools will host drive-through vaccination clinics at that time. As of right now, the COVID-19 vaccines have only been approved for people 18-years-old and above.

When it comes time and the vaccinations are available, they will be distributed in phases. Those phases of priority are determined by the Centers for Disease Control and the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices. Standard protocol will be followed for the distribution of the vaccinations. Those protocols include written consent by the person 18 and above and giving required information about possible side effects of the vaccine.

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The Genesee County Health Department will post times, locations, and priority details of the drive-through clinics when they become available. To learn more about the priority groups and how the Centers for Disease Control is making their COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, click here. 

In an announcement last week, the Genesee County Health Department named six of the schools that they would be partnering with for the COVID-19 vaccination sites. Those schools were Flint, Davison, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Lake Fenton, and Mt. Morris.

While I don't know for sure, from what I have been able to find, it looks like the first groups of people that will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination will be healthcare personnel, workers in essential and critical industries, people at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness due to underlying medical conditions, and people 65 years of age and older.


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