Michigan Launches Text Message Program For COVID Information
By: Mike Stiles -
Friday, June 11, 2021
UNDATED – A new program has been started to help share COVID-19
vaccine information, and encourage Michiganders to get vaccinated.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Protect
Michigan Commission has launched this new program. Officials say it will reach one million people across Michigan, with a focus on high vulnerability communities and areas with low COVID-19 vaccination coverage.
The text messages will ask individuals about their plans around COVID-19 vaccination and then link people to vaccination sites in their area or direct them to sources for more information. The first message will clearly identify the sender as the “Michigan Department of Health and Human Services”. People have the option to opt out by replying “STOP” to any of the messages at any time.
The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency encourages all residents who desire vaccinations to respond to the text message or visit their website at bhsj.org, where they can make an appointment for upcoming vaccination clinics. In addition, the mobile unit is available to come to your location, business or event. To schedule the mobile clinic, you can call 517-279-9561, extension 101.
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