City announces “Neighborhood Vaccine Week” taking vaccines to eight new sites across Detroit the week of April 12

  • For those who cannot get to TCF or Northwest Activity Center, Detroiters ages 16+ can be vaccinated near your neighborhood
  • Each site will offer Johnson and Johnson 1 shot vaccine
  • Each City Council District to host at least 1 vaccination site Monday – Friday
  • Events in partnership with DPSCD and Islamic Center of Detroit
     

The City of Detroit is mounting a weeklong campaign to bring vaccinations to city neighborhoods in an effort to reach Detroiters where they are to get them vaccinated. Next week, the city will be offering eight additional locations throughout the week, in addition to its Community Saturdays and other outreach programs, to provide Detroiters with the opportunity to get vaccinated in a convenient and familiar location close to home.

From Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16, there will be 1-2 sites operating each day and each city council district will have at least one vaccination event.  The goal of the effort is to reach more Detroit residents, who are still behind other areas of the region and state in terms of vaccination rates, in their own neighborhoods.    The sites will be operated in partnership with the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Islamic Center of Detroit.

“This is part of our expansion of vaccine choice – providing a chance to get the Johnson and Johnson one shot vaccine near your neighborhood,” said Mayor Mike Duggan.

“DPSCD is excited to partner with the City to provide greater neighborhood access to the vaccine. We know that greater access and use of the vaccine not only protects us from COVID but allows more families to send their children to school.”

 

Location and date

Appointments for all locations can be made at 313-230-0505

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

Pfizer 2 Shot Vaccines

TCF        Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.  – 6  p.m.

4/10      Community Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Fellowship Chapel
  • Second Ebenezer

4/10      City of Detroit Employee Family Day at TCF, 10 AM – 1 PM

Johnson and Johnson 1 Shot Vaccine

Northwest Activity Center            Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Neighborhood Vaccine Centers   Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

“Beyond the great work being done at the TCF Center over the past few months, our Health Department teams have visited 175 community locations and administered more than 45,000 doses.  Today we are stepping up our neighborhood based vaccination efforts even further,” said Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair.  “We are deeply appreciative to our partners at the Detroit Public Schools Community District and Islamic Center of Detroit for providing us these locations where residents of Detroit can go to get vaccinated in their own neighborhood.” 

TCF Walk Up appointments begin today

Also starting today, the first walk up appointments at TCF are taking place.  Last week, Mayor Mike Duggan announced that the city’s operation at TCF would expand capacity from 5,000 doses per day to 8,000 per day by offering walk up appointment inside the center.

Residents now have an option of going to the drive up or the walk up location when they call 313-230-0505 to schedule an appointment.  If the caller prefers the drive up, they will be scheduled for it, although it may take somewhat longer to get an appointment than it would for the indoor option.

“We want to provide the experience that makes each person most comfortable,” Mayor Duggan said.  “If you choose the drive up for your first dose, that’s where you’ll go for your second dose. The same applies if you choose the indoor location.” 

Starting Monday, individuals who select the indoor option will begin receiving their first dose inside the TCF Center.  Here are instructions for those who will be taking the indoor option:

  1. Park on the roof top garage, entering off of Congress west of Washington off of Congress Street. The gate will be open and there is no payment or parking validation necessary.
  2. Follow the signs to the indoor vaccination site. Stairs and elevators are available.
  3. Check in. Once you check in, enter the ballroom and fill out your consent form.
  4. Get your shot! Once you receive your vaccination, you’ll remain for a 15-minute observation period before you can leave.

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 worker working a jobsite in the City of Detroit

 

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