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BLDHD COVID-19 Vaccine Update

June 23, 2021

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

Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department started providing COVID-19 vaccine to first responders and health care providers in late December 2020 and since we have held 84 large community clinics and 18 small pop-up clinic days in Benzie and Leelanau County. As of last week, the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department, with the help of our amazing partners and volunteers, has administered a total of 18,978 doses to our residents and redistributed 1,124 doses to approved COVID-19 vaccine approved providers.  

Percentage of residents (12 and over) who have received their initial dose and completed series:       

  • Benzie- 63.4% have received their initial dose, 60.4% have completed their series.      

  • Leelanau- 75.1% have received their initial dose, 71.0% have completed their series. 

  • Michigan- 55.9% have received their initial dose, 51.1% have completed their series.       

  • United States- 62.6% have received their initial dose, 53.0% have completed their series.      

For more information on COVID-19 vaccine percentages and age group, see our COVID-19 vaccine dashboard or MDHHS’s vaccine dashboard

We would like to share our appreciation for all of our amazing volunteers, community members, businesses, and partners (Munson Healthcare, the Michigan National Guard, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Hometown Pharmacy, Private Physician Offices, and Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.)!  

Who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?     

  • Individuals 12 years and older.   

How will clinics be offered and how to schedule? 

As of 6/22/2021, 84.6% of residents 65 and over and 71.5% of all residents 16 and over in Benzie and Leelanau Counties have received their first or initial dose. For anyone who still needs their 1st or 2nd dose, the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department is offering self-scheduling for vaccination clinics in each county. 

The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department is offering regular weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics.   

  • Tuesdays    
    Suttons Bay Middle School Gymnasium, 310 S. Elm Street, Suttons Bay, MI 49682 
    Time: 10:00-12:00  
    Vaccine: Moderna, Janssen, and Pfizer (open to 12 or older, parent/guardian must accompany minor)   
    To schedule an appointment: Click Here   

  • Wednesdays  
    Crystal Cafe, 1681 Benzie Hwy, Benzonia, MI 49616 
    Time: 4:00- 6:00pm   
    Vaccine: Moderna, Janssen, and Pfizer (open to 12 or older, parent/guardian must accompany minor)   
    To schedule an appointment: Click Here   

These clinics will be open to first or second dose appointments, offering all three vaccines, and walk-ins will be accepted. Easy appointment scheduling can be found at Additional vaccination sites can be found at  

Residents can easily choose the date and location for their appointment on our website. If you need a second dose of Moderna or Pfizer after receiving your first dose elsewhere, please locate an appointment date that is at least 4 weeks after your first Moderna dose or at least 3 weeks after your first Pfizer dose. Anyone who needs assistance scheduling an appointment should call 2-1-1 or their local Senior Services.

Please Note: Beginning Wednesday, June 9, we will be changing the frequency of vaccine updates. Unless a greater frequency is warranted, vaccine updates will be distributed every other Wednesday. Vaccine locations, daily case counts, and vaccine administration data will continue to be available on the health department website News is also available by visiting our Facebook page

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