Joint Information Center COVID-19 Update for July 15, 2021

Joint Information Center COVID-19 Update for July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 | Albion, MI | AMN – As of 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021, Calhoun County has a cumulative total of 12,475 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD), with a total of 300 deaths attributed to the virus. This information is updated once daily, Monday through Friday, at www.calhouncountymi.gov

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: The State vaccine dashboard shows that as of July 14, 2021, 104,445 doses have been administered to Calhoun County residents, from various sources, not just the Public Health Department. In Calhoun County, total shots administered by the Public Health Department as of July 12 are, 21,042 first dose and 18,979 second dose shots. Last week, between July 4-12, the Public Health Department administered 29 vaccine doses. Our first dose totals include all who are vaccinated by CCPHD with one dose of any vaccine: Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson.

Vaccine Clinic Schedule: Recently, a new vaccine clinic location was added to the Public Health Department’s ongoing schedule of vaccine clinics. The CCPHD ended the vaccine clinic at 820 Mann Rd in Marshall and moved it to 225 E Watson St. in Albion. This replaces the recurring every third Wednesday from 3-6 p.m., and the change supports efforts by the Population Health Alliance and Albion Health Care Alliance as they begin door-to-door canvassing in Albion.

CCPHD clinic times and locations: Thursday, July 22, 3:00p – 6:00p, Kellogg Community College, 450 North Ave, Battle Creek. Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. No appointment necessary. 
Wednesday, July 27, 3:00p – 6:00p, Northwestern Middle School, 176 Limit St, Battle Creek, MI 49037. Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. No appointment necessary. Second dose return date August 17.

Reminder: COVID-19 vaccine is also available by appointment only at both Public Health Department clinic locations:
Toeller Building, 190 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, 269-969-6363Albion Health Department, 214 E Michigan Ave, Albion, 517-629-9434 Both clinics are open Monday – Thursday 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., as well as Fridays 8 a.m.-Noon. Please call the appropriate office to set up an appointment.
Keep up with Calhoun County vaccine efforts atcalhouncountymi.gov/covidvaccine
MI Shot to Win: The State of Michigan launched the ‘MI Shot To Win’ Sweepstakes that gives vaccinated Michiganders a chance to win $5 million in cash, as well as a combined total of $500,000 in college scholarships. Residents age 18 and older who have received one dose of vaccine are eligible to register for a combined total of $5 million in cash giveaways and can do so at www.MIShotToWin.com.
In addition, Michigan’s vaccine sweepstakes will offer the opportunity to win one of nine Scholarship Drawing prizes available to vaccinated Michiganders between ages 12-17 whose parents enter on their behalf. The sweepstakes ends on Aug. 3, 2021. Eligibility criteria and how to enter the drawings is at the MI Shot to Win website.

Calhoun County Vaccine Ambassadors: In Calhoun County, Vaccine Ambassadors are playing a critical role in the effort to increase the number of those who have received protection against COVID-19. These COVID-19 vaccine ambassadors are in Battle Creek and Albion speaking with residents in Calhoun County about their vaccine questions and concerns. With the efforts of the ambassadors, the Public Health Department hopes this will increase our current rate of COVID-19 vaccination in Calhoun County. Currently, the vaccine rate of individuals who have full vaccination in Calhoun is 49.6%, but the goal is to reach 70% to truly feel confident that we have the spread of the vaccine under control. Read the latest article on vaccine ambassadors from On the Ground Calhoun County.
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For updates from the City of Battle Creek, please visit battlecreekmi.gov/coronavirus.
The State’s COVID-19 Hotline is available for anyone who has questions or concerns related to the virus. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-888-535-6136. For state COVID-19 information, visit michigan.gov/coronavirus.