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(March 31, 2021 6:25 PM) The Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) reported today a total of 67,605 COVID vaccination doses have been administered to Jackson County residents, with 26,830 residents fully vaccinated (receiving 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson).  As of today, 20.8% of county residents over the age of 16 have completed their doses and 33% have had their initial dose.

JCHD also released figures today that show Jackson County has a 14.7% seven-day positivity rate, compared with 13.3% statewide.  The health department said there are a total of 28 COVID variant cases in Jackson County.  

Current trends in Jackson include an increase in school-age individuals, as well as those residents in the 30-50 age group. The department continues to see a spread of the B 1.1.7 and B 1.351 variant, which are more transmissible.  

Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Human Services reported the first Michigan case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.351 was identified in a male child living in Jackson County.  This variant was originally detected in early October 2020 in South Africa.  Other variants have originated in Great Britain and Brazil.  While 28 variant cases are being reported, the routine COVID tests do not detect variants.  Additional lab tests are required and only small samples are sent for variant testing.

JCHD today disputed reports published elsewhere of Jackson County having the highest case rate of COVID in the nation.  In a statement, JCHD said, “We have been unable to verify recent reports of Jackson County having the highest case rate of COVID in the nation. The State of Michigan data (https://www.mistartmap.info/) and our Jackson County Health Department website data are accurate, which reflect other communities in the State of Michigan as having higher COVID rates than Jackson. While the State of Michigan has seen an increase in COVID cases, we encourage residents to continue the preventative measures recommended by the CDC.”

JCHD continues to encourage residents to get vaccinated.  The Jackson County Health Department COVID vaccine webpage remains a source of information concerning vaccinations.  Vaccines are distributed to Jackson County residents in coordination with healthcare partners such as hospitals, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, and the local public health department. 

The COVID Vaccine Page will provide more information regarding where clinics are available and how to sign up for a Health Department clinic. Pre-registration for a Health Department clinic is done through the Online Vaccine Interest Survey. If you do not have internet access or need assistance with registering for a vaccine, please ask a friend or family member to help. 

In addition to the following clinic locations, updated information on locations and vaccine availability can be found at vaccinefinder.org. 

Appointments are required at all sites unless indicated. Most local pharmacies require a phone call to schedule an appointment while national chains provide a website to sign up.

Jackson County Health Department

Various Clinic Locations

Henry Ford Allegiance Health

One Jackson Square

Jackson, MI 49201

Center for Family Health

505 N. Jackson Street

Jackson, MI 49201

Brown’s Advanced Care Pharmacy Services 

2136 Robinson Rd #2

Jackson, MI 49203

Country Market Pharmacy

11301 Brooklyn Rd

Brooklyn, MI 49230

Weatherwax Family Pharmacies

210 Hinckley Blvd

Jackson, MI 49203

517-784-3184

Weatherwax Family Pharmacies

105 N. Main Street

Brooklyn, MI 49230

517-592-8505

Weatherwax Family Pharmacies

8012 Spring Arbor Road

Spring Arbor, MI

517-750-2550

Grass Lake Community Pharmacy

110 E Michigan Ave

Grass Lake, MI 49240

Rose City Pharmacy

300 W Washington Ave

Jackson, MI 49201

517-784-3430

Meijer 

3333 E Michigan Ave

Jackson, MI 49202

517-783-0210

Meijer 

2777 Airport Rd

Jackson, MI 49202

517-783-0010

CVS

605 N. West Avenue

Jackson, MI 49202

(517) 841-4201

Rite Aid 

3100 E Michigan Ave

Jackson, MI 49202 517-782-9382

Rite Aid 

2255 S Jackson Rd

Jackson, MI 49201

517-780-9535

Rite Aid 

1089 N Wisner St

Jackson, MI 49202

517-782-0574

Rite Aid 

1733 Spring Arbor Rd

Jackson, MI 49203

517-789-6630

Sams Club 

3600 O’Neil Dr

Jackson, MI 49202

(517)788-6075

Wal-Mart

1700 West Michigan Avenue

Jackson, MI 49202

517-817-0326

Kroger

1100 W. Argyle St.

Jackson, MI 49202

(517) 788-5476

Special Clinic Sites include:

HFAH Clinics at Keeley Park

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1107 Adrian St. Jackson, MI (517-788-4067), Hours -Thursdays from 11 am – 6 pm – Schedule appointment through health care provider or walk-in. 

Napoleon Fire Station – Appointments scheduled based on invite.

 

The Health Department reminds residents:

The following symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone experiencing one or more of these symptoms should immediately quarantine away from others and contact a medical provider: 

• Fever 

• Muscle ache 

• Coughing 

• Headache 

• Sore throat 

• Runny nose or congestion 

• Shortness of breath or trouble breathing 

• Loss of taste or smell 

It is important for everyone to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID in the Jackson Community by doing the following: 

1. Get a vaccination as soon as it is available to you. 

2. Wear a mask covering your mouth and nose when in public. 

3. Frequently wash your hands. 

4. Maintain social distance of six feet between yourself and others when around others. 

5. Stay home if you are feeling ill. 

Additional resources include: 

Jackson County Health Department Webpage 

State of Michigan Vaccination and Prioritzation Strategy 

https://www.mistartmap.info/about 

Centers for Disease Control Vaccine Information Page 

JCHD COVD Information phone line – (517)817-4469 

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