Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Officer
Andre Reed - Deputy Health Officer
Emily Nelson - Public Health Nursing Services Manager
Melissa Opheim - Public Health Services Manager/EPC
Amy Revette - WIC Manager
Mark Pickell - Business Services Manager
Joel Kwiatkowski - Environmental Health Manager
Dr. Thomas Bender - Medical Director
Dr. William Morrone - Medical Examiner
Bay County Health Department
1200 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4009
Fax: (989) 895-4014

COVID-19 Vaccine 


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After rigorous testing and FDA approval process, several COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and available in Bay County and throughout the United States. Children ages 6 months and older are able to get an age-appropriate dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna Vaccine. The Novavax vaccine is only available for those ages 12 years and older and who have not already received any of the previous vaccines. Novavax is currently not approved as a booster dose at this time. The vaccines are safe, effective and our best defense against the virus.


Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to get every vaccine we receive administered as soon as possible – and remember, it’s important for all of us to: social distance, wear masks, wash hands, and follow other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.