Beaumont rolling out vaccine to 200,000 patients aged 65 and up, says Dr. Jeffrey Fischgrund

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Hospital systems in metro Detroit are preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccines to patients aged 65 and older, with Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health reaching out to more than 200,000 patients in its database, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Beaumont, Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit said on Jan. 7 they are reaching out to senior citizens in their directories to schedule appointments for the vaccine, according to the report.

Medicare-age patients with MyChart accounts with Beaumont will be contacted "within the next few days," Jeffrey Fischgrund, MD, spine surgeon and chief of clinical services, told the Detroit Free Press. "In our case, that's over 200,000 people."

Dr. Fischgrund is also medical director for Beaumont's COVID-19 vaccine steering committee. 

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