Please note: Family Practice of Cadillac is currently taking names for patients interested in getting the COVID vaccine. If you are interested, please call the office at 231-775-9741 and choose option #3. There you will leave your name, date of birth, and a good contact phone number. As soon as vaccine becomes available, we will call you to schedule an appointment time.
The Health Department Plan is as follows:
By March 8, 2021, all areas of the state may, as vaccine supplies are available, also implement vaccination of people who are aged 50 and up with medical conditions and disabilities, as well as caregiver family members and guardians age 16 and older of children who have special health care needs (part of Phase 1C Groups B and C). This includes individuals in Phase 1B Group B who live in congregate settings (i.e., homeless shelters, jails, prisons).
- people who are aged 50 and up with medical conditions and disabilities
- Disabilities: The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. Examples of major life activities include eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, reading, bending, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. In addition, the ADA also includes major bodily functions (e.g., “functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions”).
- Medical Conditions:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
- Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Hypertension or high blood pressure
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
- Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
- Liver disease
- Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
- Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
- Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
- caregiver family members and guardians age 16 and older of children who have special health care needs
- Special Health Needs: including any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention and/or use of specialized services or programs. The condition may be congenital, developmental, or acquired through disease, trauma, or environmental cause and may impose limitations in performing daily self-maintenance activities or substantial limitations in a major life activity
- Those who qualify for Private Duty Nursing (PDN) through Medicaid in their homes should be prioritized to receive the vaccine.
- Parent(s)/caregiver(s) of children with diagnoses including but not limited to primary pulmonary, nephrology, hematology, neurology, oncology, complex heart or breathing conditions, or because they are immune-compromised genetically or from medications used to treat their conditions should also be prioritized to receive the vaccine.
By March 22, 2021, all areas of the state may, as vaccine supplies are available, also implement vaccination of people who are aged 50 and up (part of Phase 2). This includes people who live in congregate settings (i.e., homeless shelters, jails, prisons).
By April 5, 2021, all areas of the state may, as vaccine supplies are available, implement vaccination of all people aged 16 and up who were not previously eligible.
Call the Health Department at 231-715-5557 or visit their website to get registered at www.dhd10.org.
Other ways to register are to check with your local pharmacy and area Council on Aging. Locally, the pharmacies we know for sure that are taking names right now are Meijer, Walmart, RiteAid and Family Fare but you do need to be a customer of their pharmacy. Council on Aging is helping the elderly, who have a hard time accessing the internet, get registered. You can contact them by calling your local Council on Aging or if you live in Wexford county, you can call them at 231-775-0133.
Munson Medical Center is no longer offering COVID vaccinations to the public. Please refer to your local pharmacy or Council on Aging to get help with registration with the Health Department.