Why can't I get my vaccine right away?

Wayne County must first finish vaccinating higher priority groups — healthcare workers, EMS first responders, and nursing home residents (Phase 1A) – before it can move to teachers, and other front-line essential workers (Phase 1B). 

The speed of this process depends on the amount of vaccine the state of Michigan sends to Wayne County. 

Right now, Wayne County receives less vaccine than requested every week and a far lower supply than necessary to quickly complete Phase 1A.

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1. I am a senior citizen, a teacher, or essential frontline worker, when can I call to schedule an appointment?
2. Why can't I get my vaccine right away?
3. Who determines how many doses Wayne County receives?
4. What should I do while I wait to get my vaccine?
5. When did Wayne County start receiving COVID-19 vaccines?
6. How many doses did Wayne County receive?
7. When will more shipments arrive?
8. Who will get the vaccine first?
9. Who determined this priority list and is it the same everywhere in Michigan?
10. I do not work in health care or a skilled nursing home facility, but can I get a vaccine early from my doctor?
11. How much will the vaccine cost?
12. Will I have to provide proof of citizenship or a visa to get a vaccine?
13. Will I need to provide identification?
14. How long will it take to complete Phase 1?
15. How long until the vaccine is available to the general public?
16. Where can I find more information about the vaccine and how it will be distributed?