City of Detroit to significantly expand appointments at
TCF Center with walk-up option
The City of Detroit is adding significant vaccination capacity at the TCF Center by providing a walk-up option as a result of the expansion of eligibility to any Detroiter age 16 or older on March 29.
Starting April 5, individuals receiving their first dose will have the option of using the drive-up site or walk-up site. Individuals scheduled for walk-up appointments will park for free on the TCF Center roof and get vaccinated inside the convention center. The expansion to the indoor space will allow the City to administer up to 8,000 shots a day. The drive-up site capacity is about 5,000 a day.
Here are instructions for those who select the indoor walk-up option:
- Park for free on the roof top, entering off Congress, west of Washington Blvd.
- Follow the signs to the indoor vaccination site.
- Check in, then enter the ballroom and fill out the consent form.
- After receiving the vaccination, individuals will remain for a 15-minute observation period.
All vaccinations must be scheduled first by calling 313-230-0505.
As of today, there are now only two categories of eligibility for Detroiters to schedule a vaccination:
- Any Detroiter age 16 or older
- Any individual who lives or works in Detroit and reports to a job site
Vaccines for individuals age 16 & 17 will be provided as available. Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for those age 16 & 17.
COVID-19 Vaccinations Expanded at Northwest Activities Center; Appointments Available April 3-7
The City of Detroit has already expanded the Johnson & Johnson vaccine site at Northwest Activities Center (NWAC) and will provide COVID-19 vaccines April 3 – 7 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The center is located at 18100 Meyers at Curtis.
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
Vaccinations are provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 313-230-0505.
The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are approved for individuals age 18 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals age 16 and 17.
City of Detroit Family Day Set for April 10 at TCF Center
City employees can bring members of their household with them to be vaccinated at TCF Center on Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. – noon.
The two requirements are:
- Individuals must be relatives of a City employee and in that employee’s household
- Individuals must be 16 or older
The City of Detroit Family Day is part of an effort to get City workers safely back to their worksites, Mayor Mike Duggan said at his news briefing March 31.
COVID-19 vaccinations are available to any of the City’s 9,000 employees, as well as employees of affiliated City agencies, such as the Detroit Land Bank, Public Lighting Authority and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.
Employees should call 313-230-0505 and indicate they are calling to schedule an appointment for City of Detroit Family Day. At the time of the scheduling, the employee will need to provide information for each family member in the household. Family members are being asked to arrive in the same vehicle.
Relatives of City employees may be vaccinated even if the City employee cannot be there for the vaccination.
Detroit Chief Public Health Officer declares local state of emergency, as COVID cases and B.1.1.7. variant rise sharply in Detroit and statewide
In the wake of a startling rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city, Detroit’s Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair has issued an emergency public health order stating that government body meetings must be conducted virtually to prevent the risk of spread.
The order, which is in effect until at least May 31, addresses meetings that fall under the Open Meetings Act, such as City Council meetings, Mayor’s charter-mandated meetings, Board of Police Commissioners meetings, etc.
A copy of the order can be found here.