COVID-19 Booster Shots Available Now at Vaccination Sites across the City

COVID-19 Booster Shots Available Now at Vaccination Sites across the City

  • Detroit residents who are 65 and older, have underlying health conditions or at higher occupational risks strongly encouraged to get booster shot now
  • Booster dose approved for Pfizer six months after initial completion of vaccine series
  • Moderna, J and J not approved for booster shots yet

The City of Detroit is now providing the COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot starting today at all city-run vaccination sites, following FDA approval, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today. Fully vaccinated individuals may receive the booster shot if they completed their Pfizer vaccine series at least six months prior.  At this time, the booster is available only for residents who received the Pfizer vaccine.  Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are still awaiting approval.

"According to the CDC, unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from Covid than vaccinated ones and the Delta variant likely will be here in full force by November," said Mayor Duggan. "I can't recommend strongly enough that anyone who can get the booster, go to one of our vaccination sites and get it as soon as possible so you can be protected and stay safe."

Pfizer booster shots are strongly encouraged and available now for the following groups:

  • Detroit residents 65 years and older     
  • Detroit residents 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19 due to underlying health conditions
  • Individuals 18 or older living or working in Detroit whose occupation puts them at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure.

According to the CDC, occupations at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission include frontline essential workers and health care workers including:

  •          First responders- fire, police, EMS
  •          Health care, long term care
  •          Education staff- teachers, support staff, daycare
  •          Food and agriculture
  •          Manufacturing
  •          Corrections
  •          Postal Service
  •          Public Transit
  •          Grocery store

 “Our goal is to keep you safe and protected. As we head into colder weather, we know people will spend more time indoors with loved ones and that increases the chance of transmission. The time is now to get the shot,” said Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair. “For those who have already received their vaccinations, it is imperative you get the booster shot to stay protected.”  

Booster shots will be available at all City of Detroit vaccination sites including all ten walk in centers, as well as home visits. Below is a full list of locations:

Weekday Walk-in Locations (M-F):

Farwell Rec. Center                                   2711 E. Outer Drive                        M-F        9AM – 1PM

Samaritan Center                                      5555 Conner Ave                           M-F        2PM – 7PM

Clemente Rec Center                              2631 Bagley                                     M-F        9AM – 1PM

Clark Park                                                    1130 Clark Ave                                 M-F        2PM – 7PM

NW Activities Center                                18100 Meyers                                  M-F        9AM – 7PM

 

Weekday Appt Only Location (M-F):

TCF Center                                                 89 Steve Yzerman Drive                 M-F        9AM – 5PM

 

Community Saturday Locations

Greater Emmanuel Church                       19190 Schaefer                               Sat           9AM – 2PM

New Providence Church                            18211 Plymouth                              Sat           9AM – 2PM

Galilee Missionary Baptist                          5251 E. Outer Drive                       Sat           9AM – 2PM

Triumph Church East Campus                 2760 E. Grand Blvd                      Sun          9AM – 2PM

 

Appointments are encouraged for all vaccination sites, call 313-230-0505 or schedule an appointment online at www.vaccinatedetroit.com.  Walk-ins are welcome. Bring vaccination card to the appointment.

Third shots are also available at all sites for all immunocompromised residents after 28 days following completion of their two-dose series of Pfizer and Moderna.  Anyone who is unsure should consult with their medical provider.