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OSP COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Supply for Primary Care Practices

Posted: 01/25/2021

Independent primary care practices are valued contributors to the vaccination channel in the State of Michigan.  However, due to limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine, and distribution channel challenges, the timeline for distribution to approved primary care practices will be longer than expected.  The state estimates a 6-month timeline before COVID-19 vaccine would be available for distribution to approved primary care physician practices. 

Therefore, messaging with patients not to wait until you, their primary care physician, has COVID-19 vaccine is key.  The state recommends encouraging patients to access vaccine through a local hospital/health system, county health department, or Meijer pharmacy.  All entities are using a vulnerability index to prioritize appointments.

OSP has prepared, and maintains, a dedicated COVID-19 vaccine webpage with helpful information for our affiliated physicians.  The page includes information such as:

  • Direct phone numbers and emails for local county health departments
  • How to register for vaccine through approved pharmacy networks (i.e. Meijer)
  • Steps to register your primary care practice to distribute vaccine
  • Quick links with patient education/informational material

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