State awards six contracts for COVID-19 vaccination to high-risk populations and settings across Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2021
Contact: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112

LANSING, Mich. - Six contracts totaling nearly $60 million have been awarded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to the help improve COVID-19 vaccination access for high-risk populations and settings across Michigan.

"Providing mobile and other community-based vaccination services will help ensure high-risk individuals have access to the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine," said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director. "This is part of the state's efforts to bring vaccine into communities and to vaccinate as many Michiganders as possible. To date, more than 61% of Michigan residents have received at least their first dose of vaccine and we continue to urge everyone who is eligible to get theirs as soon as possible. There are several variants of the virus circulating in our state, including the concerning Delta variant, and we know the vaccine is our best protection against COVID-19."

Bidders could offer statewide or regional services based on State of Michigan Prosperity Regions and six site or setting types were included in the RFP including:

  1. Homebound vaccinations
  2. Community-based mobile clinics
  3. Neighborhood testing sites
  4. Seasonal agricultural workers
  5. Shelters, transient communities, other vulnerable populations
  6. Medium to large vaccination sites

The following bidders have been awarded two-year contracts to provide the following services:

  • ACCESS, Region 10, homebound; community mobile sites; shelters and vulnerable populations - $1,100,000.
  • Ambulnz Holdings, LLC, statewide, homebound; community mobile sites; seasonal agriculture; and shelters and vulnerable populations - $15,000,000.
  • Honu Management Group, statewide, homebound; community mobile sites; neighborhood testing sites; seasonal agriculture; and shelters and vulnerable populations - $20,000,000.
  • Recovery Mobile Clinic, Regions 9 and 10, community mobile sites; and shelters and vulnerable populations - $1,400,000.
  • Thompson Technologies, statewide, homebound, community mobile sites; seasonal agriculture; and shelters and vulnerable populations - $15,000,000.
  • Visit Healthcare, statewide, community mobile sites; seasonal agriculture; and shelters and vulnerable populations - $7,000,000.

The total value of the contracts will be based on actual usage/need based on site type and actual number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered. Contractors will be required to schedule appointments and manage all logistics involved in providing mobile vaccinations. Site Type 6 will be bid out to the awarded contractors on an as needed basis upon determination by the state.

Michigan residents seeking more information about the COVID-19 vaccine can visit Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

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