COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls

The State of Michigan is hosting a series of virtual town halls about the COVID-19 vaccine through Facebook Live on the MDHHS Facebook page. Residents will have the opportunity to hear about the safety, efficacy, and importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for safely opening Michigan.

March Town Hall - dates to be determined


Previous Town Halls

February 25, 2021 - Communities of Color

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Communities of Color

Join us for our second COVID-19 vaccine town hall, this time addressing questions within communities of color. Speakers include Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Dr. Lynn Smitherman, N. Charles Anderson with the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan, Reverend Wendell Anthony with the Detroit NAACP, Eva A. Garza Dewaelsche with SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc., Dr. Zafer I. Obeid with the Arab American & Chaldean Council, Dr. Terry Samuels with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and Dr. Bobby Mukkamala with the Michigan State Medical Society and American Medical Association. Ahead of the discussion, attendees are encouraged to submit their questions for the town hall about the COVID-19 vaccine at Any questions that cannot be answered during the town halls due to time constraints, will be reviewed and added to the State of Michigan COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions.

Posted by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday, February 25, 2021


January 21, 2021 - Faith-Based Community


COVID-19 Vaccine Faith-Based Community Town Hall

Join MDHHS for a discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine with the faith-based community. Joining Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS Chief Deputy for Health, the following panelists will be part of the discussion, moderated by Dion Williams, director of Faith Based & Urban Affairs for Governor Gretchen Whitmer: Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights Rabbi Mark Miller, Congregation Beth El in Bloomfield Hills Bishop Charles Ellis III, Senior Pastor, Greater Grace Temple in Detroit Dr. Herbert Smitherman, MD, Detroit Receiving Hospital Rev. Lydia Bucklin, Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan

Posted by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday, January 21, 2021