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Mayor Duggan gives update on Detroit's COVID vaccine distribution efforts, appointments begin Wednesday

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 17:29:14-05

(WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan gave an update on the city's COVID vaccine distribution efforts Tuesday afternoon.

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Vaccination appointments are scheduled to start on Wednesday at the TCF Center in Detroit. There are 400 appointments booked for Wednesday with plans to increase that number in the days ahead, according to Duggan.

The following are eligible to receive the vaccine at TCF:

  • Any Detroit resident 75 and older
  • Any “good neighbor" 65 and older who drives a 75 year old to TCF
  • Group B essential workers, including K-12 teachers and child care workers

You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at the TCF Center. People can make appointments to get their vaccinations at the TCF by calling 313-230-0505 (Monday-Friday from 9AM until 6PM).

At the press conference, Mayor Duggan noted that the city was flooded with inquiries and asked that only those who are eligible call the number to schedule an appointment.