STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – From Detroit to Macomb County, there are new initiatives being rolled out to help ensure seniors receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Macomb County resident Tom Wysocki, 60, knows all about the vaccine process — and the importance of getting one — since his wife works in the medical field.

“Logistically, it’s a huge task, so I think everybody is full court press,” Wysocki said.

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Wysocki says that, for months, he’s been waiting for his turn to get vaccinated because he was under the age requirement, which was 65 years old. But now Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel says the county is expanding vaccine eligibility criteria and is lowering that requirement.