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Central Michigan District Health Department Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Update  


          Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) is announcing that COVID-19 vaccinations will be suspended temporarily at all branch offices. To comply with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision on September 11, 2023, CMDHD will no longer be using bivalent versions of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and will begin distributing the updated monovalent COVID-19 vaccines when they become available this fall.

          "Having the most updated version of the COVID-19 vaccine available to our residents is important," said Dr. Jennifer Morse, CMDHD Medical Director. "While we transition to the newest Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines, we will be discontinuing the older versions, so our residents aren't missing out on the newest, most up-to-date vaccines."

          The FDA’s recent approval and authorization of an updated COVID-19 vaccine for both Pfizer and Moderna will not affect our upcoming flu/COVID clinic schedule; however, the COVID-19 vaccine will not be available until the updated version arrives. Schedule an appointment or find a walk-in clinic for a flu shot at

          CMDHD offers free COVID-19 at-home tests and KN95 masks, which can be picked up at CMDHD branch offices while supplies last. Find your nearest location at For more information on COVID-19, visit

          The Central Michigan District Health Department serves the counties of Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola, and Roscommon.  Visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  


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