City to offer vaccinations for Detroiters age 12-15 following CDC Pfizer approval

City to offer vaccinations for Detroiters age 12-15 following CDC Pfizer approval

  • Pfizer to be offered at all drive-up and walk-up locations operated by City of Detroit
  • Parents/guardian must accompany the child at vaccination and sign a consent form on site
  • Parents/guardian also must bring identification and at least one form of documentation to demonstrate the child is 12 years or older
  • No Good Neighbor reimbursement cards if the person being vaccinated is under the age of 18.

Starting May 13, any Detroit child age 12 or older may be to be brought by a parent or guardian to any city-run vaccination clinic to receive their shot, following FDA and CDC approval of emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents age 12-15.  

Previously, Pfizer had been approved for anyone age 16 or older.  Recent trials showed that Pfizer was 100% effective in preventing serious illness in adolescents ages 12-15. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for individuals age 18 and older.  

“Now that the Pfizer vaccine has received CDC approval, we have made arrangements for it to be available at each of our walk-in and drive-up locations,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. “While we are making it available, it will be up to parents to make the best decision for their family whether to have their children vaccinated.”

The Mayor also pointed out that Good Neighbor reimbursement cards will not be offered if the person receiving the vaccination is under the age of 18. Starting tomorrow, parents can either call to schedule an appointment for their child or children ages 12-15, or go straight to one of the clinics run by the health department.   Locations currently available are:

M-F locations (hours vary) 

•    TCF Center
•    Northwest Activities Center
•    Samaritan Center
•    Farwell Recreation Center
•    Roberto Clemente Recreation Center
•    Clark Park
•    Straight Gate Church

Saturday locations (9 AM – 1 PM)

•    Greater Grace Temple
•    Kemeny Recreation Center
•    Grace Community Church
•    New Providence Baptist Church
•    Greater Emmanuel COGIC
•    Galilee Baptist Church

A full list and map of locations can be found at 


How to get an appointment for Detroiters age 12-17

To get a vaccination, a child can arrive with a parent or guardian at any of the city-run walk-in locations, or the parent or guardian can schedule an appointment by calling 313-230-0505.  The scheduling call center is open from 9AM until 6PM Monday through Friday.  The parent or guardian will need to sign a consent form and provide identification.  A parent or guardian must accompany any child ages 12-17 to their appointment. Children under the age of 17 will not need proof of identification.