Last updated: January 11th, 2021 at 10:36am.

This page is meant to offer a central location for information regarding the vaccination process being undertaken by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), from whom GEO’s COVID Caucus receives regular updates, and Michigan Medicine.

General Resources (please email us at commchair@geo3550.org if you have others to recommend!)

Quick COVID-19 Vaccination Information:

  • To do as soon as possible even if you do not otherwise receive healthcare at Michigan Medicine
    • Fill out the Blue Queue questionnaire to indicate interest in being vaccinated through Michigan Medicine: http://bit.ly/BlueQueue 
      • Please make sure to fill out the information with all of your medical information in mind, including histories of allergic reactions to vaccines and any existing conditions
      • After completing the form you should receive an email confirmation
        • If submitted in December, you may have not received an email. Please email Blue Queue to confirm your submission.
      • Any questions can be directed to bluequeue@med.umich.edu 
    • Establish a medical record number (MRN) if you do not have one. This can be done by calling (735) 936-4990 and pressing option 1.
    • Create a MyUofMHealth account (if you do not already have one)
  • Michigan Medicine will use both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (both of which are very safe and effective and went through the entire FDA approval process)
  • You must wear a mask to your vaccination appointment and keep wearing a mask after being vaccinated
  • You must schedule your second dose through the MiChart/ MyUofMHealth portals for 21 days following your first dose
  • You should keep taking precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 after you have been vaccinated – keep wearing a mask, washing your hands regularly, and maintaining social distancing

Vaccination Phases at Michigan Medicine

The state of Michigan has outlined multiple phases to identify the order in which Michigan residents should be vaccinated. Michigan Medicine is operating on the same outline with some adjustments. 

It is possible that the projected start dates for vaccination of the later phases may change. We will do our best to update this page with that information, but please also check the resources above.

  • Phase 1a, all currently ongoing:
    • Hospital and critical care workers
    • Other medical workers, students, and staff with direct patient contact
    • Anyone in health sciences colleges and schools
  • Phase 1b: starting January/ February 2021
    • Anyone age 75 years or older
    • School (pre-K and K-12) and childcare staff
    • Frontline essential workers in critical infrastructure 
  • Phase 1c:
    • All individuals aged 65+, starting January-February 2021
    • All individuals age 16-64 with conditions or states that increase the risk of severe illness, starting May 2021
      • Cancer
      • Chronic kidney disease
      • COPD
      • Down Syndrome
      • Heart conditions
      • Immunocompromised state following organ transplant or other immune deficiencies
      • Obesity 
      • High blood pressure/ hypertension
      • Pregnancy
      • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
      • Smoking
      • Type 1 diabetes
      • Asthma (moderate to severe)
      • Cerebrovascular disease
      • Cystic fibrosis 
      • Liver disease
      • Neurologic conditions
      • Pulmonary fibrosis
    • All remaining essential workers, starting May-June 2021
  • Phase 2, all other individuals aged 16 to 74 not covered above, starting July-August 2021

Blue background with off-white text. To the right, two cartoon doctors stand in the foreground, with a blue shield in the background. One taller doctor with darker skin wearing blue scrubs holds a needle in one hand and a pill bottle in the other. The other doctor with glasses, short black hair, and lighter skin holds a tablet; they are wearing a white lab coat with a stethoscope in the pocket and have their hand on their hip.

To the left of the cartoon medical workers, the text reads: "COVID 19 Vaccine Info
High-risk individuals will be vaccinated in Phase 1c (estimated start: May, except for those 65+, starting Jan 11th)
All other adults who are not frontline, essential, or K-12 workers will be vaccinated in Phase 2 (estimated start: July)
Those of us who can be vaccinated should do so, for the safety of our community
We must continue to take appropriate precautions through the period of the vaccine roll-out"
Blue background with off-white text. To the right, a cartoon person with medium skin and medium-length wavy black hair and a white mask with a leaf pattern. They are wearing a black tank top beneath a pink off-the-shoulder shirt. 

Text on the left of the cartoon reads, "What should I do now? All U-M workers and students should fill out the Blue Queue Questionnaire (bit.ly/BlueQueue) to indicate interest in scheduling a vaccination appointment
If you have a history of allergic reactions to vaccines, indicate this on the questionnaire
Wear a mask to your vaccination appointment
If you receive your first dose, schedule your second for 21 days later through the MiChart/ MyUofMHealth portal "

Blue background with off-white text. To the right, a series of cartoon scenes. In the foreground, a  person with dark skin and hair wars a blue mask, blue shirt, and red cardigan. They are washing their hands thoroughly. In the background to the left, a medical worker with light skin is wearing a blue hair covering, blue gloves, and white medical suit. They are administering a nasal swab test to a person with light skin and dark hair, who has a blue mask and sweater. To the background on the right, two friends maintain social distancing - one is wearing a blue sweater, blue mask, and black pants - they have medium skin and short black hair. The other is wearing a blue scarf, black sweater, blue pants, black shoes, and a black mask - they are bald with medium skin. The friends are waving to each other as they stand far apart.

Text to the left reads, "To Know: Keep taking precautions to mitigate the risk of contracting & spreading COVID-19 - wash your hands, wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and schedule a test at UHS or off-campus if you become ill
Michigan Medicine will use both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines
You should continue to wear your mask even after being vaccinated
The vaccines went through the entire vaccination approval process, and are safe and effective!"
Blue background with off-white text. To the right, a cartoon doctor with dark skin and white eyebrows and beard is holding a clipboard. They wear a stethoscope around their neck, a lab coat, and a black tie. 

To the left, text reads, "Phase 1a (ongoing): Anyone in the health sciences colleges and schools or anyone delivering direct/ indirect care
Phase 1b (from Jan-Feb): Frontline essential workers in critical infrastructure (including childcare & security)
Phase 1c: Individuals age 16+ at high risk 
all individuals age 65+ (from Jan-Feb)
individuals age 16-64 at with conditions
that put them at high risk (from May)
Phase 2: Individuals 16 years of age or older 
not covered in previous phases (from July)"
Blue background with off-white text. To the right, a cartoon doctor with dark skin and white eyebrows and beard is holding a clipboard. They wear a stethoscope around their neck, a lab coat, and a black tie.

Blue background with off-white text. To the right, a cartoon doctor with dark skin and white eyebrows and beard is holding a clipboard. They wear a stethoscope around their neck, a lab coat, and a black tie. 

To the left, text reads, "Vaccination Phases in MI: Phase 1a (ongoing): Anyone in the health sciences colleges and schools or anyone delivering direct/ indirect care
Phase 1b (from Jan 11th): Frontline essential workers in critical infrastructure (including childcare & security)
Phase 1c: Individuals age 16+ at high risk 
all individuals age 65+ (from Jan 11th)
individuals age 16-64 at with conditions
that put them at high risk (from May)
Phase 2: Individuals 16 years of age or older 
not covered in previous phases (from July)"
COVID-19 Vaccination Info at the University of Michigan/ Michigan Medicine
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