Sterling Heights to use former Sears service center as drive-thru COVID vaccination facility

Posted at 10:02 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 22:02:59-05

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) — The city of Sterling Heights is expanding opportunities for COVID-19 vaccinations after approving a license agreement to set up shop inside the former Sears service center at 14100 Lakeside Circle. The location will provide drive-thru vaccination services.

The facility is being prepared to open for Phase II of the state's vaccination plan. The city of Sterling Heights will initially make the facility available to other COVID-19 providers that are currently administering vaccinations to the Phase I b target population of those 65 years and older, a release states.

“This is an unprecedented public health crisis that demands that the City undertake extraordinary steps to protect our residents,” said Mayor Taylor. “Providing our residents with a vaccination site has been a priority of the City and I’m incredibly appreciative of the support Sears has provided the City during this crisis. I also want to recognize the members of the City’s Vaccine Task Force who have been hard at work identifying solutions like this over the past couple months. I’m pleased the City Council and our entire City team has continued to be proactive throughout this pandemic.”

There are an estimated 80,000 residents in Sterling Heights who are 17 years old and older.

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