Protect Michigan Commission Weekly Newsletter – 6/29/21

Six Contracts Awarded for High-Risk Populations COVID-19 Vaccinations

Six contracts totaling nearly $60 million have been awarded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to the help improve COVID-19 vaccination access for high-risk populations and settings across Michigan.

Bidders could offer statewide or regional services based on State of Michigan Prosperity Regions and six site or setting types were included in the RFP including:
1. Homebound vaccinations
2. Community-based mobile clinics
3. Neighborhood testing sites
4. Seasonal agricultural workers
5. Shelters, transient communities, other vulnerable populations
6. Medium to large vaccination sites

The following bidders have been awarded two-year contracts to provide the following services:

• ACCESS, Region 10, homebound; community mobile sites; shelters and vulnerable populations – $1,100,000.
• Ambulnz Holdings, LLC, statewide, homebound; community mobile sites; seasonal agriculture; and shelters and vulnerable populations – $15,000,000.
• Honu Management Group, statewide, homebound; community mobile sites; neighborhood testing sites; seasonal agriculture; and shelters and vulnerable populations – $20,000,000.
• Recovery Mobile Clinic, Regions 9 and 10, community mobile sites; and shelters and vulnerable populations – $1,400,000.
• Thompson Technologies, statewide, homebound, community mobile sites; seasonal agriculture; and shelters and vulnerable populations – $15,000,000.
• Visit Healthcare, statewide, community mobile sites; seasonal agriculture; and shelters and vulnerable populations – $7,000,000.

The total value of the contracts will be based on actual usage/need based on site type and actual number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered. Contractors will be required to schedule appointments and manage all logistics involved in providing mobile vaccinations. Site Type 6 will be bid out to the awarded contractors on an as needed basis upon determination by the state.

‘My Why’ Billboards

You may recognize a few familiar faces on billboards soon. Be on the lookout for ‘My Why’ billboards featuring Dr. Mona and other Michiganders sharing their Why they got the vaccine!


White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge

The White House and the U.S. Department of Education are inviting colleges and universities across the country to join in efforts to end the pandemic by signing up for the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.

Participating colleges commit to taking three key actions to help get their campus communities vaccinated: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing their college communities; and delivering vaccine access for all.

This effort will build on the program announced by the President Biden on May 11th that matches certain high-enrollment community colleges with partners in the federal pharmacy program to provide vaccination opportunities to students and their communities.


Michigan Vaccination Incentives

Michigan has launched Michigan.gov/Vax2Win for compiling information about local and state organizations and businesses offering giveaways and incentives during COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Our goal remains to get at least 70% of Michiganders age 16 and up vaccinated. Getting vaccinated not only protects you, but also those around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Upcoming Community Clinics

Below are community vaccination clinics across Michigan:

• Fellowship Chapel
o Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
o 7707 W. Outer Drive
o Pfizer vaccine
• The Samaritan Center
o Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m
o Samaritan Center Wellness Center, 5555 Conner Avenue in Detroit
o Open to anyone 16+, administering the Pfizer vaccine

Grand Rapids
• Cherry Health – Drive-Thru service, located at 100 Cherry St.
o Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
o Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson available
o To schedule, please call 616-965-8347

Lenawee County
• Morenci Fire Department
o Wednesday, July 7 from 5pm-7pm
o Pfizer
o No appointments needed

• Lenawee County Health Department
o Saturday, July 10 from 9:30am-10:30am
o Pfizer
o No appointments needed

• Health Department of Northwest Michigan
o 205 Grove St. Mancelona, MI
o Thursday, July 8 from 8:15am-11:30am
o Schedule an appointment here https://ph-northwestmi.as.me/mancelona1stdose354yhvu36h

Sterling Heights
• Wednesdays, 3 – 8 p.m.
• Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Lakeside Mall Drive-Thru, 14100 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
• Appointments available for anyone aged 12 and older

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