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Beaumont Health invites community members to participate in ‘Save My Shot’ vaccination program
Beaumont Health is launching a new process to allow community members to add their names to a COVID-19 vaccine waiting list. Patients can visit beaumont.org/savemyshot to add their name to the “Save My Shot” list. A free myBeaumontChart account is required.
Previously, Beaumont used a randomized process to invite patients who met the state’s vaccination criteria and had a myBeaumontChart. However, now that more vaccine is available in numerous locations, health system leaders are able to transition to an opt-in waiting list program.
Effective immediately: anyone who wants to get vaccinated at Beaumont must have a myBeaumontChart account and add his or her name to the “Save My Shot” list.
Beaumont will follow the state guidelines on prioritizing patients for the vaccine and will send email invites in the order in which people registered, as supply allows.
“We are so proud to have administered more than 170,000 doses of the vaccine so far. We are ready and willing to do more if additional vaccine doses become available to us,” Beaumont Health Chief Operating Office Carolyn Wilson said. “So many people have asked us if we would start a waiting list. We hope this new process will be welcomed by our patients and families.”
Beaumont will continue to open appointments on a weekly basis based upon how many doses the health system receives from the state.
Anyone age 16 or older can complete the form on Beaumont’s website to be added to the waiting list. For patients age 16 or 17, the government has only approved the Pfizer vaccine. Beaumont will only be able to accommodate 16 and 17-year-old patients at the Beaumont Service Center in Southfield or the Beaumont Hospital, Troy vaccine clinic.
State and federal guidelines change regularly. When patients meet the state and federal guidelines, and Beaumont has vaccine available, they will be invited to schedule an appointment in the order in which they registered.
Michiganders Can Register For The COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Ford Field In Detroit
Ford Field in Detroit is holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic. It will open on March 24.
When registered you will receive an invitation either by voice or text when it’s your turn to schedule the appointment. Vaccine appointments will be scheduled a few days in advance.
The Ford Field site will operate from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., seven days a week, for eight weeks under the federal government’s vaccination pilot program. The facility will be managed by the State of Michigan with support from FEMA, Wayne County, the City of Detroit, Ford Field, Meijer, Henry Ford Health System, and the Detroit Lions.
Three Options For Signing Up
- Online at clinic.meijer.com/register/CL2021
- Text EndCOVID to 75049
- Call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1)
Residents who don’t have access to the internet or need assistance navigating through the registration process can use the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline to register. Call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is expected that the call center will have long wait times, so calling is recommended only for people who cannot register online or by text.
The vaccine will be offered at no cost, and insurance is not required, nor will it be requested at the vaccination center. Any Michigan resident who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) vaccine prioritization guidance will be able to register for an appointment.
Free parking will be available at the vaccination site. For those who indicate, during the registration
process, they need assistance obtaining transportation to and from the vaccination site, the state is
working to provide free-of-charge rideshare options.
While vaccinations are ongoing, Michiganders are still encouraged to practice preventative measures including wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequent handwashing.
Michigan residents seeking more information about the COVID-19 vaccine should visit
It is important for all employers to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations. For the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus in Michigan, please visit the State of Michigan’s Coronavirus website. The latest infromation is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly.
Following are links to a variety of resources provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.
- Guidance For Employers – How to plan and respond to the Coronavirus.
- Workplace Tips – Tips and resources for employers to combat the virus.
- Corporate Aid Tracker – How businesses are helping nationwide.
- Resilience in a Box – A toolbox to help businesses put a plan in place (created by the US Chamber Foundation in partnership with the UPS Foundation).
- More Resources – Including consolidated, business-specific guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Interim Recommendations for Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC – 3/12/20)
- Key EPA Resources on the Coronavirus DiseasState of Michigan Guidance/Resources for Employers and Workers
- U.S. Chamber/CDC Webinar
– An Employer Q & A, Barnes & Thornberg, LLP
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has launced a COVID-19 Hotline. Public health and other experts will answer health-related questions about COVID-19. The team can also direct residents and providers to the right resources in their local communities and in other state government departments.
The hotline will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136.
Visit the following links for the most current information from DHHS:
- Testing for COVID-19
- Symptoms & Testing
- Protect your home
- If You Are Sick
- Caring for Someone Who Is Sick
- Cases & Latest Updates
- Protect Your Family
- How to Prepare
For Health Care Providers: Health Alert Network: Interim guidance on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Helpful Tips in Planning Ahead
Review human resource policies. Consider flexible work options. This can mean telecommuting, different worksites or flexible schedules. Remind employees if they’re sick, they should stay home.
Create an employee communications plan. Share accurate information with employees as situations develop. Basic information, like what the virus is, how it spreads, and how to take care of one’s self, can go a long way to prevent rumors and misinformation. Think ahead about how you will communicate in case one of your employees becomes sick.
Plan ahead for how you will handle absenteeism. Michigan schools have been cancelled, which will force many employees to stay home to care for children.
Coordinate with state and local health officials as needed.
Make a business continuity plan. Be prepared to execute a new strategy, if necessary. Think of alternative suppliers, critical customers or how to continue operations.
Review travel policies and plans. The latest guidance from the CDC can be found on the CDC website.
A little planning can ensure smooth business operations and protect public health at the same time. All individuals should continue to take the following basic personal-hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the virus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, noes, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
- Avoid handshakes
- Avoid contact with sick people
- Stay home when you are sick
Recognize the Symptoms of COVID-19
- Difficulty Breathing
- Temporary Expansions in Unemployment Eligibility and Cost Sharing (Executive Order)
- Contacting the State’s Employer Ombudsman Office
- Gaining Access to MiWAM (To Manage Employer UI Accounts)
- Waiving Work Search Requirements for Laid Off Workers
- Unemployment Insurance Agency webinar presentation (March 17, 2020)
- State Guidance to Employers Contemplating Potential Layoffs
- Unemployment Benefits FAQs
- Navigating Unemployment Benefits During COVID-19 (On-Demand Webinar, Recorded 3/27/20)
About the Work Share Program:
- Claiming Unemployment Benefits During COVID-19
- Employees Covered by Unemployment Benefits
- A Handbook for Unemployed Workers
- New Programs to Increase and Expand Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19; Benefits increased for all unemployed workers, expanded to self-employed and low-wage workers Updated 3-30-20
- COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Questions and Answers Updated from April 2
- Tracking Coronavirus Unemployment – Provided by MoneyGeek