Oakland County Offering COVID Vaccines, Including Booster
(Oakland County, Oct. 3, 2021)
Pontiac, MI – Oakland County Health Division continues to be focused on limiting the transmission of COVID-19 by immunizing residents who remain unvaccinated. The county will be holding community clinics throughout the month of October offering first, second, and third doses of COVID-19 vaccine alongside the Pfizer booster dose. Appointments are strongly recommended but walk-ins are welcome.
Nearly 293,000 of eligible Oakland County residents remain unvaccinated, at least 47,000 of whom are ages 12-19 years old. New cases of COVID-19 continue to grow, especially among unvaccinated residents. Of the more than 4,300 new cases in Oakland County from Sept. 6-19, 57.7 precent of the new cases were 39 years old or younger. Residents who are 18 years old or younger accounted for 26 percent of the new cases. Oakland County’s seven-day confirmed case average is currently 244 new cases per day.
Locations of community clinics will include the Karl Richter Community Center in Holly, United Food & Commercial Workers Local 876 in Madison Heights, Novi Fire Station No. 4 and Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, the Oakland County government campus in Pontiac, Rochester Fire Dept. in Rochester, Southfield Pavilion in Southfield, Waterford Regional Fire Department Station No. 1 in Waterford, and the West Bloomfield Fire Station No. 1 in West Bloomfield.
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.
Because Oakland County will be hosting drive-through vaccination clinics on the Oakland County government campus in Pontiac in the parking lot between the North Office Building (26 East) and the Medical Examiner’s Office (28 East), the Health Division will not be offering the COVID-19 vaccine at the North Oakland Health Center in Pontiac and the South Oakland Health Center in Southfield for the time being. The North and South Oakland Health Centers, however, will continue to offer flu immunizations and other vaccines and services.
The following is an update on progress vaccinating Oakland County residents, according to the State of Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard as of Sep. 28, 2021:
- Total eligible residents 16 and older: 1,029,737
- Number of residents 16 and older who have received first dose: 764,293
- Number of residents 16 and older who have completed vaccination: 711,301
- Vaccine coverage for residents 16 and older: 74.2 percent
- Total eligible residents 12 and older: 1,091,389
- Number of residents 12 and older who have received first dose: 798.398
- Number of residents 12 years and older who have completed vaccination: 742,048
- Vaccine coverage for residents 12 and older: 73.2 percent
- Total eligible senior residents 65 and older: 217,676
- Number of senior residents who have received first dose: 190,599
- Number of senior residents who have completed vaccination: 181,288
- Vaccine coverage for senior residents: 87.6 percent
- Total doses distributed within Oakland County: 1,613,855
- Total doses administered within Oakland County: 1,482,847
- Percentage of doses administered within Oakland County: 91.9%
- Total third and booster doses administered in Region 2 North (Oakland, Macomb, and St. Clair counties): 29,67