Mayor Duggan’s Update to Residents – March 29, 2021

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COVID-19 Eligibility 16 and Older 3.29.21

Detroiters age 16+ can now schedule a COVID-19 vaccination; City to offer Johnson & Johnson vaccine beginning April 3

Any Detroit resident age 16 or older can now call to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated at the TCF Center, the final group expansion of the City’s mass vaccination campaign, Mayor Mike Duggan announced March 29.

TCF Center

Those eligible for the vaccine at TCF Center include:

  • NEW: Detroiters age 16 and older
  • Anyone who lives or works in Detroit and reports to a work site

Vaccines for individuals age 16 & 17 will be provided as available. Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for those age 16 & 17.

Starting March 31, the City will expand capacity at TCF Center, providing first doses in the parking garage and second doses inside the convention center. The combined capacity will grow to 8,000 doses per day (combination of first and second doses).

Northwest Activities Center

Beginning April 3, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine site opens at Northwest Activities Center (NWAC), 18100 Meyers, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Those eligible for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine include:

  • Detroiters age 18 and older
  • Anyone 18 and older who lives or works in Detroit and reports to a work site

Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair said the Detroit Health Department is expected to receive 3300 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week.  As the volume of Johnson & Johnson doses increases, the City will add hours and days and operate NWAC as its second major vaccination site.

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for individuals age 16 and 17. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for individuals age 18 and older.

Scheduling Appointments and $2 Rides Available

Eligible individuals may call (313) 230-0505 between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday to make an appointment at the TCF Center, Northwest Activities Center and Community Saturdays events.  Vaccinations will be administered by appointment only.

The City of Detroit continues to provide rides to TCF Center for $2 to Detroiters who need transportation. Rides must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of an appointment. If a wheelchair accessible vehicle is required, one will be provided. Call (313) 230-0505 to arrange for transportation.

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Detroit companies with 100 or more employees can request on-site vaccinations with Detroit Health Department

Any large employer in Detroit able to line up at least 100 employees in advance can request on-site COVID-19 vaccinations with the Detroit Health Department, Mayor Mike Duggan announced March 22.

Employers able to assemble large groups of more than 100 employees over the course of a day may call the Detroit Means Business call center at (844) 333-8249 to arrange for a Health Department visit.

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