Last week Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS officials announced the new phase of vaccination to help reach the state’s goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders over age 16 and bring a quicker end to the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan.

Starting Monday, Jan. 11, the following groups will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Michiganders age 65 and older
  • Frontline essential workers including police officers
  • First responders
  • Frontline state and federal workers
  • Jail and prison staff
  • PreK-12 teachers and childcare providers

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Genesee county residents can get more information and schedule their appointments to get vaccinated by visiting the Genesee County Health Department COVID website here: or calling 810-237-4540 or 810-237-4569.

Be sure to fill out the provided registration form before heading to the clinic. You can find it here:

This is a difficult and confusing time for all of us. If there is anything my office may be able to help you with or any resources we can connect you to, please reach out at or by phone at 517-373-7515.

All the best,


John D. Cherry

State Representative

House District 49