Detroit expands COVID vaccination capacity at TCF Center

April 10 to be City Employee Family Vaccination Day

City of Detroit to ramp up vaccinations with walk-through appointments at TCF Center

DETROIT – The city of Detroit is adding vaccine capacity at the TCF Center as it has received an influx of appointments as a result of eligibility expansion.

On Monday, the city announced that all Detroit residents are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. That means any Detroit resident can call to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated at the TCF Center.

READ: Detroit expands COVID vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older

The TCF Center will start offering an indoor walk-up option to expand daily vaccination capacity from 5,000 doses per day to 8,000 per day starting next week. City employees can bring family members to get vaccinated at the TCF Center on April 10.

Those receiving their first dose will be able to receive it in their car through the drive-up site or by parking on the TCF rooftop deck and getting vaccinated inside the TCF Center.

While many people are withdrawn, but Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is urging people to reconsider.

“I’m saying this not at the Lieutenant Governor or the person working on these policy decisions, even though I am, “Garlin Gilchrist said. “I’m saying this as a man who has said goodbye to 27 people in my life because of COVID-19 if those people had had vaccines available to them they would not be dead.”

How to get an appointment

Vaccinations must be scheduled by calling 313-230-0505.

You qualify if you’re a Detroit resident who is 16 years old or older or you are working a job site in Detroit.

Instructions for indoor option

Those who select the indoor option will receive their first dose inside the TCF Center.

  • Park on the rooftop garage, entering off of Congress west of Washington off of Congress Street. The gate will be open and there is no payment or parking validation necessary.
  • Follow the signs to the indoor vaccination site. Stairs and elevators are available.
  • Check in. Once you check in, enter the ballroom and fill out your consent form.
  • Get your shot. Once you receive your vaccination, you’ll remain for a 15-minute observation period before you can leave.

What to know about City Employee Family Day

City employees planning to get vaccinated can bring their immediate family with them to be vaccinated too.

The two requirements for a family member is that they are a family member of the city employee and are are-eligible.

It’s available to any of the city’s 9,000 employees and those who work for affiliated city agencies.

The event will run from 10 a.m. until noon. Employees can call 313-230-0505 and let the operator know they are calling to schedule an appointment for City Employee Family Vaccination Day.

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