Vaccine Status Update
As COVID-19 vaccination supplies increase, Jackson County Health Department and its health partners continue to hold various clinics around the county. Residents age 16 and over are now eligible to get the vaccination. Updates about vaccine scheduling are available on the COVID Vaccination Information Line at (517) 817-4469. Residents can also sign up directly for an appointment through Signup Genius (see below if a clinic is available) or find additional clinic information at vaccinefinder.org or here for local Jackson Clinics.
The CDC has issued new Guidelines for those who have received the complete series of their vaccines as listed below. The vaccine takes two weeks to become effective in a person. This guideline is based on vaccine series completion and effectiveness.
Read or download the pdf version of Safer Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Activities here.
How to sign up for a vaccine from the Health Department?
Thank you for your interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. We no longer require that people leave their information with us on a survey. We have reached a point in the Vaccination Process where we are sharing our clinic signup links publicly;
When scheduling please remember the following vaccine items:
- Pfizer vaccine is a two shot series, 21 days apart and is allowed for 16 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 which was temporarily paused due to health concerns. It has now been approved by the CDC and FDA approved for use again.
For a list of sites where vaccine is located and currently available, check out the CDC's Vaccine finder page.
Vaccine eligibility information
Everyone 16 years old 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 that 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 developed by our COVID Response Team.
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.
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 5/10/2021) or as vaccines are distributed through priority groups.
Information about the groups given priority to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Jackson's strategy is based on the Michigan COVD Vaccine Prioritization Guidance
- COVID-19 Vaccine Page
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
- COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Guidance
- COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard
- Immunizations During COVID-19
- Provider Guidance & Education
- Flu Vaccine
- COVID Vaccine Talking Points (PDF)
- How MRNA Vaccines Work?