Kalamazoo County launches signup form for vaccines

The county plans to expand access to vaccines in the coming weeks.

The Kalamazoo County Department of Health and Community Services (KDHCS) has launched a new signup form for people interested in receiving a vaccine for COVID-19.

For the time being, only people in Phase 1A of the state’s vaccine distribution program are eligible to receive the inoculation. However, the county is accepting submissions from people in Phase 1B with the intent to contact patients when the time comes.

Phase 1A includes frontline health care workers, and staff and residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. Phase 1B will include teachers, essential workers, and people 75 years old and older.

In a press release, KDHCS said it doesn’t have enough supply to provide vaccines to people in Phase 1B, but encouraged those people to pre-register anyway.

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“Vaccine availability still depends on both vaccine supply and staffing capacity. Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department is currently working on planning vaccination clinics,” it said.

You can find the signup forms on the county’s website.

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