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BLDHD COVID-19 Vaccine Update

April 14th, 2021

What is the current status of the COVID-19 Vaccination process?       

By the end of today, the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department, with the help of our amazing partners, has administered a total of 13,462 doses to our residents and redistributed 954 doses to approved COVID-19 vaccine approved providers. We have held 59 clinics in eleven different locations in Benzie and Leelanau County with the help of volunteers, Munson Healthcare, the Michigan National Guard, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Hometown Pharmacy, and Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.!   

Widespread vaccination coverage of the community is the best protection we can hope for. As of Monday, April 12th, all COVID-19 vaccine-approved providers (hospitals, pharmacies, doctor offices, and health departments) have administered a total of 32,061 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Benzie and Leelanau residents. Of those 32,061 doses, 18,599 were initial doses and 13,462 were completion doses (fully vaccinated).       

Who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?    

  • Individuals 16 years and older  

Our waiting list to get a COVID-19 vaccination is almost exhausted and appointments are available immediately for clinics in Benzie and Leelanau counties. As of 4/13/2021, 75.7% of residents 65 and over and more than 55% of all residents 16 and over in Benzie and Leelanau Counties who have received their first or initial dose, the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has moved to self-scheduling for vaccination clinics. Below are listed 1st dose clinics for next week: 

  • Wednesday, April 21 (Second Dose May 12- Must be available
    Suttons Bay Old Middle School, 310 S. Elm Street, Suttons Bay 
    Time: 11:00- 6pm 
    Vaccine: Pfizer (open to 16 or older, parent/guardian must accompany minor) 
    To schedule an appointment: Click Here 

  • Thursday, April 22 (Second Dose May 13- Must be available)
    Frankfort High School, 534 11th St, Frankfort, MI 49635 
    Time: 1:00- 5:45pm
    Vaccine: Pfizer (open to 16 or older, parent/guardian must accompany minor) 
    To schedule an appointment: Click Here 

  • Friday, April 23 (Second Dose May 14- Must be available
    Glen Lake School Gymnasium, 3375 W Burdickville Rd, Maple City, MI 49664
    Time: 1:00- 5:45pm
    Vaccine: Pfizer (open to 16 or older, parent/guardian must accompany minor
    To schedule an appointment: Click Here 

  • Saturday, April 24 (Second Dose May 15- Must be available
    Benzie Central Gymnasium, 9222 Homestead Rd, Benzonia, MI 49616
    Time: 10:00- 2:00pm
    Vaccine: Pfizer (open to 16 or older, parent/guardian must accompany minor) 
    To schedule an appointment: Click Here 

The health department has started to post scheduling links as more appointments become available and the pre-registration link is also available on the website. Health Department staff will continue to reach out to those already pre-registered to offer available appointments. Anyone who needs assistance scheduling an appointment should call 2-1-1 or their local Senior Services. 

The health department will continue to focus on prioritizing those 65 and older and those that are at the highest risk for severe disease, but we have opened appointments for everyone who is now eligible. Anyone 16 and older can pre-register on the health department website, but information to schedule a vaccination will not be sent until appointments are available.    

All in all, with additional approved COVID-19 vaccine providers and increasing allocations of doses, there is evidence of progress including the increasing percentage of residents (16 and over) who have received their initial dose:      

  • Benzie- 51.1%      
  • Leelanau- 58.3%      
  • Michigan- 41.9%       
  • United States- 37.3%      

Percentage of Benzie County Residents with Vaccination  

DOSES  

(as of 4/13/21)  

16 +  

Years  

50-64  

Years  

65-74 Years  

75 + Years  

Initiated (received at least 1 dose)  

51.1%  

53.8%  

73.5%  

73.6%  

Completed (received 2 doses of Pfizer/Moderna
or 1 dose of J&J)  

35.6%  

29.9%  

63.9%  

63.9%  

 Percentage of Leelanau County Residents with Vaccination  

DOSES  

(as of 4/13/21)  

16 +  

Years  

50-64  

Years  

65-74 Years  

75 + Years  

Initiated (received at least 1 dose)  

58.3%  

58.6%  

79.7%  

74.0%  

Completed (received 2 doses of Pfizer/Moderna
or 1 dose of J&J)  

43.3%  

34.5%  

72.4%  

68.4%  

*percentages include administration by all providers. 

As of today, here is where we are currently:      

  • Number of vaccine doses allocated for this week: 1,310 doses 

  • Number of vaccine doses administered so far this week: 594 doses 

  • Total number of vaccine doses distributed to other providers: 954 doses  

  • Total number of vaccine doses administered: 13,462 doses  

  • Total number of vaccine doses received: 14,846 doses 

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