Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Kathy Janer - Public Health Nursing 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
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

COVID-19 Vaccine 

Vaccine Video
 Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs)
Safety & Effectiveness
Clinic Information

After rigorous testing and FDA approval process, three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and available in Bay County and throughout the United States. All Michigan residents age 16 and up and now eligible for the vaccine. The vaccine is 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.





Clinic Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in being a volunteer at any of the Bay County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics, please fill out this form
and email it to

Volunteer opportunities include: medical volunteers, traffic control, general onsite support, calling registrants to remind them of their appointment, etc. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteer applications will be processed and you will receive an email regarding your volunteer status. The email will provide instructions on how to select a volunteer date and time.