OSCEOLA COUNTY — Central Michigan District Health Department staff is working diligently to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines according to the prioritization guidelines as detailed by the State of Michigan and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently vaccinating the 1A priority group — healthcare personnel and Long Term Care facility residents, and starting some in the 1B priority group — essential workers including education, police, firefighters, corrections officers, transportation, food and agriculture and utilities.

This process is highly dependent on vaccine allocation at the state and federal level.

Our entire vaccination allocation is being utilized and we will be out of vaccine this week. If you are part of the priority groups to be vaccinated and have already signed up via our website, please know that you will be contacted when we have vaccine available. This may take a few weeks.

We are hoping to receive more vaccine soon, however, as we run out, vaccine clinics may be cancelled or rescheduled. We will notify you via the email you registered with if your appointment is cancelled or rescheduled.

If you or your business is in one of the priority groups to be vaccinated soon, you may sign up to be contacted at our website at cmdhd.org. We will contact you via email when we have information on clinics.

Please be patient with us, as the vaccine is in high demand and we are working as quickly as we can. We will release updates on our website, emails, and the local media as more information becomes available.

Central Michigan District Health Department has a Coronavirus message center. Please call 989-773-5921 extension 1444 if you have any questions. If you are calling to sign up for the vaccine, please leave a message only if you do not have access to the internet and cannot sign up via our online survey. Leave your name, phone number, county of residence, and a brief message. Staff will return calls as soon as possible.

The Central Michigan District Health Department, serves the counties of Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola, and Roscommon. Visit our website at cmdhd.org, LIKE Central Michigan District Health Department on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @CMiDHD.