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