Thousands of Oakland Co. residents to receive COVID-19 vaccines this weekend

Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 12:37:37-05

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Three thousand Oakland County residents will receive vaccinations on Jan. 23 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

All appointments for the day are already booked; there are no same-day or drive-up appointments.

The Oakland County Health Division notified eligible individuals of their opportunity to make an appointment based on the State of Michigan's COVID-19 vaccination plan and they information they provided on Oakland County's "Save Your Spot" list in the order they were received.

“We are excited to partner with the Suburban Collection Showplace and vaccinate thousands of Oakland County residents and essential workers in one day,” County Executive Dave Coulter said. “Health Division staff are working swiftly to provide vaccination as quickly as supplies become available from the state.

“It is vital that we have a re-organized federal strategy that makes more vaccine available, adds multiple vaccine providers so residents have many more options to make an appointment, and increases production of the vaccine and supply chain. We have within our grasp a tremendous scientific achievement to bring about the end of the pandemic, save lives and recover our economy and it is absolutely critical the roll out meets this moment,” Coulter said.

The Suburban Collection Showplace was previously the site of a regional field hospital for COVID-19 patients.

Pandemic safety measures will be in place including masks and social distancing.

In addition to the Suburban Collection Showplace site, Oakland County Health Division will also vaccinate just over 500 individuals against COVID-19 by appointment only Saturday at its drive-thru vaccination clinic in Southfield. Appointments are full at the Southfield location, as well.

The Health Division is currently vaccinating eligible residents and workers from healthcare, long-term care; law enforcement, fire and EMS; education staff, and individuals 65 years and older who live or work in Oakland County.

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