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Oakland County: CDC Says Residents May Get COVID-19 And Flu Vaccines At The Same Time

Oakland County Health Division reminds residents that COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be given at the same time, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The Health Division is administering both vaccines at its indoor community clinics.

“Getting both the flu and COVID vaccine is vital to reducing the risk of serious illness or death from either virus during this flu season, which is why we are offering both at our indoor community clinics,” Health Division Medical Director Dr. Russell Faust said. “A number of residents who attended our recent clinics were unaware that the CDC updated its guidance enabling people to get both vaccines at the same time.”

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, Welcome Missionary Baptist Church and Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Pontiac, and Southfield Pavilion in Southfield.

Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. 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 vaccineResidents 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. Upcoming drive-through vaccine clinics for COVID-19 will be in Novi, Pontiac, and West BloomfieldThe flu vaccine is unavailable at the drive-through clinics.

About 283,000 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 4,800 new confirmed and probable cases in Oakland County from Sept. 27-Oct. 10, residents 39 years old or younger accounted for 54.8 percent of the new cases.

The following is an update on progress vaccinating Oakland County residents, according to the State of Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard as of Oct. 12, 2021:

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

  • Number of residents 12 and older who have received first dose: 808,353
  • Number of residents 12 years and older who have completed vaccination: 752,749
  • Vaccine coverage for residents 12 and older: 71 percent

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

  • Number of residents 16 and older who have received first dose: 773,318
  • Number of residents 16 and older who have completed vaccination: 720,720
  • Vaccine coverage for residents 16 and older: 75.1 percent

Total eligible senior residents 65 and older: 217,676

  • Number of senior residents who have received first dose: 192,557
  • Number of senior residents who have completed vaccination: 182,175
  • Vaccine coverage for senior residents: 88.5 percent

Total doses distributed within Oakland County: 1,664,985

Total primary doses administered within Oakland County: 1,502,506

Total third and booster doses administered in Region 2 North (Oakland, Macomb, and St. Clair counties): 82,850  

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