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Oakland County Coronavirus vaccine

Oakland County has planned to keep aside 5,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot Coronavirus vaccine for residents ages 18-24 to help ensure college students get vaccinated and they don’t spread the virus. The health division made this announcement after Oakland University said it will require students living on the Rochester campus to receive a Coronavirus vaccine.

The county will conduct 15  Coronavirus vaccine clinics by appointment only the week of Tuesday, April 6 to Monday, April 12. This will be in the following communities Holly, Rochester, West Bloomfield, Southfield, Hazel Park, Waterford, Pontiac, Royal Oak Township and Novi.Exemptions will only apply to students for religious or medical reasons. Additionally, vaccination status must be submitted to the university before move-in. The institution says its goal is to have all students, faculty and staff completely immunized by the end of the spring semester.

The county offered this current breakdown of the vaccine doses it has available. The county kept the first dose of 14,300 Johnson & Johnson and no second dose. Nearly 1,800 vaccines of Moderna first shot and 1,100 vaccines are kept aside. Another manufacturer Pfizer has a total of 16,380 vaccines.

The county has a total vaccine eligible residents of 1,029,737. Nearly 416,923 residents have received their first dose. 242,672 residents have completed vaccination. The Vaccine coverage of at least one dose 40.5%.Nearly 217,676 senior residents 65 and older are eligible. 154.481 are the senior residents who have received their first dose. Nearly 123,487 senior residents have completed vaccination. Vaccine coverage for senior residents at least one dose is 70.9%. The total doses distributed by state within Oakland County is 579,655.

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