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Nightside Report Feb. 20, 2021: New vaccination clinics opening for Wayne County seniors, stranded dog rescued from frozen Detroit River

Senior resident receives a COVID-19 vaccination
Senior resident receives a COVID-19 vaccination

Wayne County announces new vaccination clinics for seniors

Wayne County announced it will open several vaccination clinics for residents 65 and older.

According to county executive Warren Evans, the vaccination clinics will begin Feb. 23.

“I’m pleased Wayne County is now in a position to begin vaccinating seniors,” Evans said. “I know everyone is eager to safely get back to normal. Our team is working hard to ensure all of our residents can get their COVID shot as quickly as the vaccine is available.”

See the list of clinics and registration information here.


New today: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 579,919; Death toll now at 15,539

Metro Detroit weather: Quickly getting colder Saturday evening

Saturday evening will be partly cloudy and cold. Temps will be in the teens and low 20s.

It becomes really frigid on Saturday night. Under fair to partly cloudy skies, temperatures plummet to the single digits.

See the full forecast here.


4 Fast Facts

  • A dog who had been stranded on the frozen Detroit River for four days was rescued. Click here to read more.
  • Fire crews believe space heaters were the cause of a house fire that killed two men in Detroit. Click here to read more.
  • While President Biden’s remarks about COVID vaccines Friday were largely aspirational or congratulatory, there were a few things that needed to be fact checked. Click here to see what we found.
  • Debris from a United Airlines plane fell onto Denver suburbs during an emergency landing Saturday after one of its engines suffered a catastrophic failure. Click here to read more.

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 --


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