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UPDATE FROM WESTERN U.P. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
UPDATED NUMBERS FOR JANUARY 11
The previous update was Thursday, January 7. All numbers below are in comparison to that update.
- TOTAL: 93 more positives, 8 more probable positives, and 101 more recoveries
- BARAGA COUNTY: 8 more recoveries
- GOGEBIC COUNTY: 20 more positives, 2 more probable positives and 20 more recoveries
- HOUGHTON COUNTY: 68 more positives, 7 more probable positives and 57 more recoveries
- KEWEENAW COUNTY: 2 more positives and 2 more recoveries
- ONTONAGON COUNTY: 3 more positives, 1 less probable positive and 4 more recoveries
Health Department Asks for Patience with Vaccine Scheduling; Supply is Limited
The following is a press release from Western U.P. Health Department
The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) asks the public to be patient with the process of vaccinating all who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
Due to the lack of a sufficient supply of vaccine, clinics are by appointment only. Appointments for this week have been filled. WUPHD will add more appointments as additional vaccine becomes available. Residents are asked to periodically check the WUPHD website for available clinics. Those who have booked appointments are asked to make every effort to keep the appointment and to cancel the appointment via the scheduling email if they cannot make it. Missed appointments could result in spoiled vaccine.
Residents are encouraged to watch for additional announcements regarding vaccine clinic availability from the health department and other healthcare providers.
Michigan is currently in Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination effort. Phase 1B includes residents age 65 and older; frontline essential workers including police officers, first responders, frontline state and federal workers and jail and prison staff; and preK-12 teachers and childcare providers.
The overall strategy is to have residents 65 and older reach out to the health department or their healthcare provider to schedule a vaccination. Frontline essential workers should reach out to their employer for additional information, as WUPHD expects to work directly with employers to coordinate clinics for their workers.
Future plans include the establishment of regular community vaccination sites staffed by partnering providers.
For more information on COVID-19 please visit www.wuphd.org, michigan.gov/coronavirus, or cdc.gov/coronavirus.
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