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.

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.

Upcoming Town Halls

November 10 Vaccine Town Hall - Parents and Families

Previous Town Halls

November 3, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Spanish Speaking Community

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Spanish-Speaking Community Members

To help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, the State of Michigan is hosting the next in a series of community town halls on Wednesday, November 3 at 4:30 p.m. for members of the Spanish-speaking community. The event will be live streamed at Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Posted by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Monday, November 1, 2021

July 20, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Gen-Z

COVID-19 Town Hall with Gen-Z

To help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, the State of Michigan is hosting the next in a series of community town halls on Tuesday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m., with young adults and medical experts speaking on behalf of and to Gen-Z. The event will be moderated by Danielle El-Amin, strategic advisor to Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist. Joining her on the panel are: • Christina El Zarka, University of Michigan student, Save Summer 2021 founder • Dr. Joseph Fakhoury, MD, FAAP, Bronson Pediatric Medicine Hospital Specialists • Durrell Hill, eligibility specialist at the State of Michigan, and Central Michigan Graduate Student • Twin Doctors Jay Jeremy and Jermaine Hogstrom, DO, resident physicians, Authority Health Internal Medicine • Javon Shell, director of digital content strategy, Cleveland Cavaliers • Ally Telfor, Michigan State University 2021 recent graduate

Posted by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

July 8, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Parents and Families

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Parents and Families

As Michigan parents and adolescents have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, the State of Michigan is hosting the next in a series of community town halls on Thursday, July 8 at noon with parents and medical experts. The event will be moderated by Veronica McNally, founder of the Franny Strong Foundation and I Vaccinate, and consumer representative on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Joining her on the panel are: - Dr. Tisa Johnson-Hooper, MD, pediatrician, Henry Ford Hospital - Dr. Rosalyn Maben-Feaster, MD, OB-GYN, Michigan Medicine - Cathy Murray, Psychology Teacher, Port Huron Northern High School - Andrea Secrease, executive director of Early Learning at Greater Midland - Derrick and Zayd'n Worthey, father and son, This Worthey Life - Dr. Rachel Young, DO, family doctor, McLaren Oakland - Ortonville Family & Internal Medicine

Posted by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday, July 8, 2021

 

May 27, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Spanish-Speaking Community Members

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Spanish-Speaking Community Members

Join us for a conversation with health experts and community leaders from the Spanish-speaking Michigan community for a town hall about the COVID-19 vaccine. This event will be conducted in Spanish. #MIDoseofHope

Posted by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday, May 27, 2021

 

May 19, 2021 - Town Hall for Local Government Leaders

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Older Adults

Recognizing that residents have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, Michigan is hosting the next in a series of community town halls. The March event will focus on older adults as the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age. Ahead of the discussion, residents are encouraged to submit questions at https://forms.gle/fnwKNMZUMej7N69h6. Any questions that cannot be answered due to time constraints will be reviewed and added to Michigan's COVID-19 vaccine FAQ at Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine.

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

 

May 18, 2021 - Town Hall for Middle Eastern and North African Communities

 

May 6, 2021 - Town Hall for People with Disabilities

 

April 14, 2021 - First Ladies Community Town Hall

 

March 25, 2021 - Older Adults

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Older Adults

Recognizing that residents have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, Michigan is hosting the next in a series of community town halls. The March event will focus on older adults as the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age. Ahead of the discussion, residents are encouraged to submit questions at https://forms.gle/fnwKNMZUMej7N69h6. Any questions that cannot be answered due to time constraints will be reviewed and added to Michigan's COVID-19 vaccine FAQ at Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine.

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

 

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 https://forms.gle/jnmZksqkzY6HcFAq7. 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