Detroit Mayor Duggan shares vaccine distribution, scheduling info

Vaccinations to begin at TCF Center Wednesday

A Covid-19 AstraZenaca vaccine is prepared at the NHS Nightingale facility at the Excel Centre, London, Monday Jan. 11, 2021. (Jeremy Selwyn/Pool via AP) (Jeremy Selwyn, AP)

DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan held a news conference Tuesday to discuss the city’s plans for coronavirus vaccine distribution and scheduling.

The live stream for this event has ended.

As the state of Michigan moves into a new phase of coronavirus vaccinations, the city of Detroit is scheduling appointments for eligible residents to receive the vaccine at the TCF Center.

As of Jan. 11, Michigan has entered the second virus vaccination phase, enabling teachers, first responders, childcare providers and residents 65 years old and older to receive the vaccine. The city of Detroit is offering 20,000 COVID vaccine appointments for eligible residents through Feb. 5 as it moves into the new vaccination phase.

Learn more: How Detroit residents can schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Detroit officials say the first vaccine appointments will take place at the TCF Center beginning Jan. 13.

Mayor Duggan was joined Tuesday by the city’s Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair, Detroit COO Hakim Berry and Public Safety Medical Director Dr. Robert Dunne.

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