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University of Michigan launches COVID-19 vaccination clinic in The Big House

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 14:51:10-05

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — The University of Michigan announced Wednesday it will launch a coronavirus vaccination clinic at the Big House stadium.

Forced to close its gates to fans during the COVID-19 pandemic, U-M says the Big House will reopen to play a critical role in the efforts to quickly vaccinate as many people as possible.

According to the university, hundreds of U-M employees and students are scheduled to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Michigan Stadium on Thursday at 9 a.m.

The health system has already vaccinated more than 6,000 healthcare workers and, through the opening of the Stadium and other planned locations, aims to deliver all vaccine doses received from the state.

Currently, Michigan Medicine is vaccinating only those workers and students who fall into the vaccine priority group Phase 1a, following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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