Macomb County officials urge residents to get vaccinated against COVID, walk-in appointments offered

Leaders make it easier than ever to get vaccinated

Inside Macomb County's push to get residents vaccinated
Inside Macomb County's push to get residents vaccinated

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Hesitation is standing in the way in the battle against COVID-19.

Leaders in Macomb County are trying to make getting vaccinated easier than ever.

“There really isn’t an opportunity for people not to get vaccinated,” Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said.

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There are 13 sites in Macomb County where people can get the COVID-19 vaccine by walking up to the site.

“We are ready to shake this darn thing off. We are rolling,” public works commissioner Candice Miller said.

Multiple officials in Macomb County met on Tuesday to discuss how easy the process is.

“There are plenty of opportunities to get the vaccine. If anybody wants to get vaccinated, they can get vaccinated,” Hackel said.

The county is also trying to help people who are undecided shake off any hesitation.

“If you want a vaccine, come and get it. There are plenty of vaccines for anybody,” Miller said.

So far, 48.4% of Macomb County residents have received the first dose of the vaccine. With walk-in appointments now available, that number is expected to increase.

The county is working with SMART to help transport residents to vaccination sites.

“Anyone who needs a ride, SMART will provide. They are going to provide a ride to anyone here and again, it’s not just Macomb County. It’s Wayne and Oakland (counties) as well,” Hackel said.

County officials also discussed how to help residents who may have been negatively affected by COVID financially.

Click here for more information on how to get vaccinated in Macomb County.


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