DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled a COVID vaccine distribution dashboard and announced the expansion of vaccine eligibility within the city to residents ages 68+, funeral home workers and clergy at a press conference on Thursday.
"Just as we did with our COVID testing, we are going to expand access to vaccinations every chance we get until we are able to allow any Detroiter who wants a vaccination to get one,” Mayor Duggan said in a press release.
The COVID vaccine dashboard on the city's website shows that as of January 20, more than 10,000 doses have been received and nearly 9,000 have been administered. You can also see the breakdown by category.
Vaccination appointments began a few weeks ago at the TCF Center garage in Detroit with a focus on residents 75 and older. Duggan said the goal is to get the most vulnerable populations vaccinated first. He has since expanded the eligibility requirements.
Those now eligible to make an appointment at the TCF Center:
- Any resident of the City of Detroit who is age 68 or older
- Good neighbors who drive 68-year-olds to TCF can also get vaccinated at same time, if they are 65 or older
- K-12 and daycare workers
- Postal workers who live or work in Detroit
- Employees of the City of Detroit or city-related agencies who are working from their regular job site
- Clergy interacting with congregants
- Funeral home and mortuary workers
To schedule an appointment, eligible residents can call: 313-230-0505 between 9AM and 8PM, Monday-Friday.