Detroit significantly expanding COVID-19 vaccination capacity

Posted at 2:01 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 14:46:11-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The city of Detroit is nearly tripling its COVID-19 vaccination capacity, according to Mayor Mike Duggan.

Duggan made the announcement during a Thursday afternoon news conference.

The city is opening vaccinations up to anyone over the age of 65 who is a resident of the city of Detroit. You can call the city at 313-230-0505 between 9AM and 6PM, Monday-Friday to set up an appointment at the TCF Center.

Here is a list of all those now eligible:

  • Any resident of the City of Detroit who is age 65 or older (Updated) - That means anyone born in 1955 or earlier
  • K-12 teachers and support staff and day care workers
  • S. Post Office Employees who live or work in Detroit
  • Employees of the City of Detroit or city-related agencies who are working from their regular job site (Employees working from home are not eligible at this time)
  • State and Federal Law enforcement working in Detroit
  • Members of the Clergy interacting with members of their congregation
  • Funeral Home/mortuary employees working in Detroit
  • (NEW) Paid and unpaid persons in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials working in Detroit

“I am deeply appreciative to Gov. Whitmer’s and President Biden’s administration for committing to a near tripling of our vaccine shipments,” Mayor Duggan said in a news release. “We currently have 10,000 Detroiters scheduled over the next four weeks and these extra doses will allow us to open up appointments to thousands more who have been waiting for the opportunity to be vaccinated.”

Duggan will also be talking about the Project Clean Slate expungement program which will kick off when the recording-clearing legislation officially becomes law on April 11.

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