Vaccination Efforts Continue in Oakland County
(Oakland County, March 2, 2021)
Pontiac, MI – Oakland County has learned it will receive its first shipment of single-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson tomorrow or Wednesday, County Executive Dave Coulter announced today. Oakland County Health Division is expecting 6,700 doses.
“These Johnson & Johnson doses arriving this week are another ray of hope,” Coulter said. “Our challenge is supply that does not meet our demand, and a third effective vaccine helps. We look forward to getting more doses into arms of Oakland County residents so we can emerge from the heavy cloud of the pandemic.”
Oakland County Health Division will be working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to determine the guidance for administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.
“We now have three vaccines that are effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death,” said Oakland County Medical Director Dr. Russell Faust. “It is important that people follow medical advice – get whatever vaccine you are offered.”
This week, Oakland County Health Division received 16,380 doses from Pfizer, of which 9,360 are first doses; and 4,400 doses from Moderna, of which 900 are first doses. Oakland County is hosting 15 COVID vaccination clinics by appointment only in Holly, Madison Heights, Novi, Pontiac, Rochester, Southfield, Waterford, and West Bloomfield. In addition, Oakland County’s public health nurses are administering second doses at seven long-term care centers.
For the most information on COVID-19, including vaccination information, visit https://www.oakgov.com/covid/Pages/default.aspx