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BLDHD COVID-19 Vaccine Update

April 21st, 2021

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

By the end of yesterday, the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department, with the help of our amazing partners, has administered a total of 14,422 doses to our residents and redistributed 1,014 doses to approved COVID-19 vaccine approved providers. We have held 62 clinics in twelve 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. Until we reach the minimum level for herd immunity, we are residents to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, limit social gatherings, stay home when sick, and wash/sanitize your hands often. 

As of Tuesday, April 20th, all COVID-19 vaccine-approved providers (hospitals, pharmacies, doctor offices, and health departments) have administered a total of 35,120 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Benzie and Leelanau residents. Of those 35,120 doses, 19,954 were initial doses and 15,166 were completion doses (fully vaccinated).  According to the MDHHS’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, Leelanau County has the highest coverage rate for individuals over 16 with their initial dose at 63.1%.    

Who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?    

  • Individuals 16 years and older  

Appointments are available immediately for clinics in Benzie and Leelanau counties. As of 4/20/2021, 77.9% of residents 65 and over and 59.1% 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 this/next week:  

  • Thursday, April 22 (Second Dose May 13) 
    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) 
    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) 
    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  

  • Tuesday, April 27 (Second Dose May 25) 
    Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, Michigan 49683  
    Vaccine: Moderna (open to 18 or older)  
    To schedule an appointment: Click Here 

Anyone who needs assistance scheduling an appointment should call 2-1-1 or their local Senior Services.  

Percentage of residents (16 and over) who have received their initial dose:       

  • Benzie- 54.1%       

  • Leelanau- 63.1% <-- highest in the state according to MDHHS’s COVID Vaccine Dashboard       

  • Michigan- 45.6%        

  • United States- 40.1%       

As of yesterday, here is where we are currently:       

  • Number of vaccine doses allocated for this week: 1,970 doses  

  • Number of vaccine doses administered so far this week: 532 doses  

  • Total number of vaccine doses distributed to other providers: 1,014 doses   

  • Total number of vaccine doses administered: 14,422 doses   

  • Total number of vaccine doses received: 16,816 doses 

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