Marquette County Health Department

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Health Department is creating a COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration process for people 65 and older.

Officials say that will allow people to get their name on a list for an appointment. When the health department confirms how much vaccine it will receive, officials will use the list to call residents to schedule vaccination appointments.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Health Department is offering more COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week in Marquette for those 65 and older.

Clinics will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Northern Center on NMU’s campus.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Health Department scheduled a total of 845 coronavirus vaccination appointments for residents 65 and older Wednesday.

That accounts for the total number available based on the department’s current allotment. Officials say while they experienced some technical difficulties getting the online appointment link to work, most of the 517 appointments available through the web were filled within 30 seconds of going live. The remaining

328 appointments were made by phone.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Health Department is offering the first COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those 65 and older this week.

The clinics take place Thursday and Friday (January 13 and 14) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Baraga Gym at 300 West Spring Street in Marquette. Residents must make an appointment in advance to be given a vaccination. Those who show up without an appointment will not get a vaccine at that time.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan will begin moving forward with the vaccination of people 65 and older and frontline essential workers this week. 

The Marquette County Health Department says that includes police officers, first responders, frontline state and federal workers, jail and prison staff, pre-K-12 teachers and childcare providers.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Health Department has identified two places in Marquette as potential COVID-19 exposure sites.

Officials say anyone who visited the Canale Tonella Funeral Home on December 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. should monitor themselves for symptoms. An additional community exposure occurred at St, Peter Cathedral on December 31 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Anyone who develops coronavirus symptoms should contact their medical provider. Testing information can be found on the Marquette County Health Department website at mqthealth.org.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The COVID-19 vaccination process in the Upper Peninsula is expected to take place next week.

The Marquette County Health Department says initial doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be given to the highest priority groups: healthcare personnel, EMS personnel and skilled nursing facility staff and residents.

Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have been contracted to vaccinate long-term care facility residents and staff. Indian Health Services will get allotments to vaccinate tribal members, as will prisons and federally qualified health clinics.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Health Department says it will follow CDC guidelines when COVID vaccines are available to the public.

Officials say initially there won’t be enough doses for all adults, so they’ll be administered in a phased approach based on ethical principles.

Under the plan, healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents would get the first doses, followed by essential workers, adults with high-risk medical conditions and adults 65-years and older.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Thursday was another record day for COVID-19 cases in the Upper Peninsula.

Health officials reported 426 lab-confirmed cases in the region. The number per county is as follows:

MARQUETTE, MI - A Marquette bar has been identified as a potential coronavirus exposure site.

The Marquette County Health Department says contact tracing revealed a possible public exposure at the 3rd Base Bar on north Third Street. The MCHD is recommending anyone who visited the bar on October 29th and/or October 30th between 9pm and 2am to monitor themselves for possible COVID-19 symptoms. If symptoms develope, contact your medical provider.

Testing information can be found on the Marquette County Health Department website at mqthealth.org.

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