City announces Neighborhood Vaccine Week taking vaccines to eight new sites April 12-16
The City of Detroit is launching a weeklong campaign to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to neighborhoods to reach Detroiters where they live. From April 12 – 16, the City will offer eight new locations, open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., to help Detroiters get vaccinated in a convenient and familiar location close to home. The sites were announced by Mayor Mike Duggan at a news briefing April 5.
During the week, one or two sites will operate each day, and each City Council district will have at least one vaccination event. The sites will be operated in partnership with the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Islamic Center of Detroit. At these locations, individuals will receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
For an appointment, call (313) 230-0505.
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Roughly 100,000 Detroit residents have been vaccinated, yet Detroit still lags behind other surrounding communities and the state of Michigan.
The number of Detroiters in hospitals with COVID-19 has tripled in the past two weeks, with 263 individuals hospitalized as of April 5. The COVID-19 positivity rate has quadrupled in the past two weeks and stood at 16.3 percent at the end of March. Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair said individuals age 20 – 39 make up 40 percent of those infected.
Detroiters have five vaccine options
With the addition of the neighborhood vaccine locations, Detroiters now have five options for vaccines from the Detroit Health Department, all of which can be scheduled with one phone number: 313-230-0505.
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 a recent news briefing.
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.