As Michigan continues its rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Detroit, the process has remained well-underway, with more than 53,000 doses administered. To make the process all the easier, let’s breakdown who is eligible to receive their vaccine, where they can get it, and how they go about doing so.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THEIR VACCINE?
According to new guidelines announced by Mayor Duggan, the groups eligible to receive their vaccines include older residents of the City of Detroit who is aged 65 or older, as well as childcare providers and K-12 school employees, adult Foster Care caregivers.
U.S. Post Office employees who live or work in Detroit are also eligible, as well as City of Detroit employees or other city-related agency employees who are working from their regular job site. Federal, state law enforcement officials including, FBI, ATF, DEA, U.S. Marshall, U.S. Attorney, State Police, and Michigan Attorney General employees who live or work in the city, are also eligible.
Expanding beyond these factors, clergy members who live or work in Detroit are eligible, as are Funeral home/mortuary services employees, food or beverage workers living or working in Detroit, security guards and janitors,
Additionally, anyone 18+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities18+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their caregiver’s or at-home healthcare providers, are also eligible. It should be noted; however, that evidence of condition will be required at the vaccine appointment.
There will be no charge for the vaccine for all eligible groups, but information such as your name, address, and birth date will be required.
WHERE T GET YOUR VACCINE IN DETROIT?
While some groups such as hospitals, K-12, and other frontlines workers may receive their vaccine from hospitals or health clinics, the eligible groups mentioned above may receive theirs from the TCF Center.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling 313-230-0505, Monday through Friday, from 9 am until 6 pm.
Detroit also has “senior Saturdays,” a special program for Detroiters 65+ that allows them to receive their vaccine from one of a few locations in the city. Fellowship Chapel at 7707 West Outer Drive and Second Ebenezer at Church 14601 Dequindre St are two locations provided by the city.
Appointments are available February 20th, 27th, and March 6th and may be scheduled by calling (313) 230-0505 Monday–Friday, 9 am – 6 pm.
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