All Detroiters age 16+ can now schedule a vaccination; City to offer Johnson & Johnson at NW Activities Center

  • 16-year-olds can call 313-230-0505 today to schedule an appointment
  • City to begin offering Johnson & Johnson doses at Northwest Activities Center on Saturday

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, which began just over three months ago, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today.   

As of today, there are now only two categories of eligibility for Detroiters to schedule a vaccination:

  • Any Detroiter age 16 or older
  • Any worker living or working in Detroit who reports to a job site 

Appointments can be made by calling (313) 230-0505.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine site opened at Northwest Activities Center from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. this Saturday

Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair also announced that the Detroit Health Department has been informed it will receive its first allocation of Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week.  Detroiters wanting the one dose J & J vaccine can call 313-230-0505 for an appointment at the Northwest Activities Center, located at 18100 Meyers from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. this Saturday. 

As the volume of Johnson & Johnson doses increases, the City will add hours and additional days and operate Northwest Activities Center as its second major vaccination site.

***It is important to note that only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for people age 16 and 17, while Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for individuals age 18 and older.  This means appointments for eligible 16- and 17-year-olds will be scheduled based on Pfizer availability.

Community Saturdays lineup

The City of Detroit is expanding eligibility for its weekend Senior Saturday vaccination events, which will now be called Community Saturdays to reflect the broader eligibility.  Any Detroiter age 18 or older or any person age 18 or older who reports to a work site in the city or outside the city can schedule an appointment for a Community Saturdays event this weekend. The locations are: 

  1. Northwest Activities Center at 18100 Meyers 
  2. Galilee Baptist Church at 5251 E. Outer Drive 
  3. Great Faith Ministries International at 10735 Grand River at Oakman 

The time for each Community Saturday location is 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Up to 500 doses of the vaccine will be available at each location each day.   

$2 rides available

The City continues to schedule appointments for vaccinations at TCF Center and is providing rides to TCF for just $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. Eligible Detroiters can book an appointment by calling 313-230-0505.

Scheduling details

Vaccinations will be administered by appointment only.  Workers and residents will not be vaccinated without having first made an appointment. Individuals must call 313-230-0505 to schedule.  For greater efficiency and convenience, the City is recommending that when possible, eligible members of the same family or neighbors schedule jointly and arrive in the same vehicle.  

Second vaccination required

When they schedule their appointment, individuals receiving Pfizer or Moderna will be provided TWO appointment dates, one for the first dose and another for the required second dose.  Call center staff will contact each scheduled person prior to their second appointment to remind them.  Individuals also will be provided specific instructions on when and where to arrive to the TCF Center, where they will be required to fill out a basic consent form.

After receiving their vaccination, individuals will be required to remain for a period of approximately 15 minutes to make sure they are not experiencing any side effects.  Medical staff will be on hand to assist any who may experience any side effects.  Appointments should last approximately one hour once the person arrives for the appointment.