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New community-based COVID-19 vaccination site launches in Sterling Heights

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 15:31:20-05

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ)A — The Macomb County Health Department announced a new community-based COVID-19 vaccination site in Sterling Heights.

The site will be at the Sterling Heights Senior Center, located on Utica Road, and will be staffed by trained health professionals.

It will be dedicated to vaccinating county residents and workers aged 60 years and older; however, county officials say it can easily transition to serving other eligible populations throughout the county.

The health department also has another community-based vaccination site that launched on Feb. 12.

“Seniors continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups, and it is partnerships like this that will ensure we can provide safe and innovative access to vaccines,” said County Executive Mark Hackel in a press release. “We are committed to serving senior citizens across Macomb County.”

Appointments are required; the site is not open to walk-ups. To make an appointment, eligible residents and workers can call the SMART Macomb Vaccine Line at 586-421-6579; or email with their name, phone number, address, and date of birth.

Registrants will be added to the SMART wait list, and Macomb County staff will call eligible responders to schedule appointments as they become available. Eligible seniors who call SMART will have an opportunity to be vaccinated in Richmond or Sterling Heights.

Macomb County is scheduling appointments for the new vaccination site in Sterling Heights beginning the week of March 1. SMART will provide transportation for those that request assistance.

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