Who is Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The Oakland County Health Division is currently vaccinating individuals in phases 1A and 1B of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) COVID-19 vaccination plan who work or live in Oakland County. We are also visiting long-term care facilities to vaccinate residents and employees.

COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Groups

Phase 1A
Phase 1A includes health care workers; emergency medical service workers; long-term care, assisted living/skilled nursing facility staff and residents.
Phase 1B
  • Individuals 75 years and older
  • Frontline State and Federal responders
  • School and childcare staff
  • Corrections staff
  • Other essential frontline workers in critical infrastructure (food & agriculture, utilities, transportation, grocery store workers)
Phase 1C
  • Group A – Individuals age 65 and older. This includes those in congregate settings that were not reached in prior Phases.
  • Group B – Individuals age 16* – 64 at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness due to underlying medical conditions
  • Group C – All remaining essential workers
Phase 2
  • All individuals age 16* and older who did not otherwise fit into earlier groups.
*Moderna vaccine is only available to those 18 years and older.

Michigan Vaccination Prioritization

For detailed information about the State of Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccination phases and priority groups, please consult the chart below. (click image to enhance)

vaccination timeline

By Jan. 11, 2021, all areas of the state may, as vaccine supplies are available, implement vaccination of people who are health care workers or working or residing in long-term care facilities (Phase 1A Priority One and Three), age 65 years or older (Phase 1 B Group A and Phase 1C Group A), or frontline workers whose work role has frequent or intense exposure, and, due to the nature of the work, are not able to maintain social distance (including frontline responders, school and child care staff, or corrections staff) (Phase 1B Group B). Vaccination will take place in different phases that occurs simultaneously.

Source: Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Guidance