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Karmanos Cancer Institute providing COVID-19 vaccine to cancer patients 65 and older

Vaccinations will begin Wednesday, Jan. 20

Cancer patients face many challenges, including being immunocompromised, making it imperative for this group to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

DETROIT, Mich. – Through a partnership between McLaren Health Care, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Walgreens the COVID-19 vaccine will be given to cancer patients who are 65 or older and on active treatment plans.

Immunizations will begin Wednesday, Jan. 20 and be given through Friday, Jan. 22 at Walgreens pharmacy located at 4501 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. That period could be extended.

The vaccine will only be given to patients with appointments.

Many cancer patients are immunocompromised, making them vulnerable to COVID-19.

Karmanos and McLaren began surveying patients 65 and older for eligibility and desire to be vaccinated this month and will now review submissions and begin outreach.

Many McLaren Health Care and Karmanos Cancer Institute staff members received the COVID-19 vaccine during the first phases of Michigan’s vaccination plan.

Cancer patients face many challenges, including being immunocompromised, making it imperative for this group to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

To register for the vaccine, visit www.karmanos.org/covid19vaccine. Please note that no walk-in vaccinations are available at any Karmanos or McLaren location and we kindly ask that you do not call these locations to inquire about vaccinations at this time. Overwhelming demand can interrupt care that other patients need.

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