Metro Detroit communities prepare for more COVID-19 vaccinations

Posted at 11:07 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 23:24:22-05

(WXYZ) — President Biden has set a big goal to administer 100 million vaccine shots in 100 days.

Officials in metro Detroit are hopeful the influx of doses comes soon. Detroit leaders have identified two additional sites beyond the TCF Center parking lot which is currently transformed into a mass vaccination location.

They did a walk-through of the Comerica's parking garage on Thursday. The groundwork and logistics are being coordinated between multiple city departments.

A Macomb County official said they have the capability to vaccinate 500,000 residents in less than three months if they had the doses.

The shortage of supply has angered residents and inundated local health departments with calls and requests for appointments.

Macomb County has nearly 900,000 residents. 7 Action News is told more than 100,000 people over 65 are still waiting for a double dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Detroit officials said they're ready to handle the expected increase in shipments of the vaccine.

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