Oakland County Residents Getting COVID-19 Vaccine At Health Division’s Indoor Clinics May Also Request Flu Shot

County Surpasses 800,000 Residents 12 and Older Who Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine

Pontiac, Michigan – Public health nurses administering COVID-19 vaccines at Oakland County Health Division’s indoor clinics will also administer the flu shot at the same time to eligible residents who request it. Getting both COVID-19 and flu immunizations reduces the risk of severe illness and death during the pandemic.

Upcoming indoor community clinics will include the Karl Richter Community Center in Holly, United Food & Commercial Workers Local 876 in Madison Heights, Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, and Southfield Pavilion in Southfield.

Appointments are strongly encouraged. Click on OaklandCountyVaccine.com for addresses, times, and to schedule an appointment. Those who do not have access to the Internet may call the Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. for more information. Individuals who schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointment at an indoor clinic will be asked to indicate whether they would like to receive the flu vaccine. Residents may also request it at the time they show up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at an Oakland County indoor clinic.

Oakland County Health Division continues to be focused on limiting the transmission of COVID-19 by immunizing residents who remain unvaccinated.

About 287,000 eligible Oakland County residents remain unvaccinated, at least 46,000 of whom are ages 12-19 years old. New cases of COVID-19 continue to grow, especially among unvaccinated residents. Of the more than 4,700 new confirmed and probable cases in Oakland County from September 20-October 3, residents 18 years old or younger accounted for 26.7 percent of the new cases, up from 26 percent last week.

Meanwhile, more than 800,000 Oakland County residents 12 years old and older have received at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The following is an update on progress vaccinating Oakland County residents, according to the State of Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard as of October 5, 2021:

Total eligible residents 12 and older: 1,091,389

  • Number of residents 12 and older who have received first dose: 804,377
  • Number of residents 12 years and older who have completed vaccination: 747,416
  • Vaccine coverage for residents 12 and older: 73.7 percent

Total eligible residents 16 and older: 1,029,737

  • Number of residents 16 and older who have received first dose: 769,639
  • Number of residents 16 and older who have completed vaccination: 716,031
  • Vaccine coverage for residents 16 and older: 74.7 percent

Total eligible senior residents 65 and older: 217,676

  • Number of senior residents who have received first dose: 191,695
  • Number of senior residents who have completed vaccination: 181,690
  • Vaccine coverage for senior residents: 88.1 percent

Total doses distributed within Oakland County: 1,630,785

  • Total doses administered within Oakland County: 1,493,708
  • Percentage of doses administered within Oakland County: 91.6%

Total third and booster doses administered in Region 2 North (Oakland, Macomb, and St. Clair counties): 57,840