Drive-thru COVID vaccines open to 18+ at Lakeside Mall on April 26

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An elderly woman receives a dose of the China's Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination site in the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. In a normal year, Rios Sambadrome would be preparing for its great moment of the year: the worlds most famous Carnival parade. But a week before what should be the start of Carnival, the pandemic has replaced pageantry. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado) (Bruna Prado, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

More than 400 Moderna doses will be available to anyone 18 and older at a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Sterling Heights on Monday, April 26.

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) will be administered the vaccines from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Mall Drive-Thru, formerly Sears Auto, located at 14100 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI, 48313. 

Patrons will receive the Moderna vaccine, which is a two-dose vaccine, and will require a follow-up appointment for a second dose.Vaccines will be available free of charge for those who register in advance for a time slot by calling 1-800-MICH-VET (1-800-642-4838) and choosing option 6. 

Registration is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event is open to the public. Veterans are encouraged to bring their DD-214 proof of service, as representatives will be on hand to help them sign up for VA health care and other benefits.

The vaccination clinic in Macomb County is a partnership between the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) and the Michigan National Guard, which both fall under the state DMVA, and are under the medical direction of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

The Sterling Heights clinic is the second vaccination clinic hosted by the DMVA, after a March 22 Upper Peninsula clinic in Marquette where 328 individuals were vaccinated.

”Our first vaccination clinic was highly successful, and we want to keep the momentum going,” said MVAA director Zaneta Adams. “There are tens of thousands of people in Metro Detroit who deserve the highest-quality of care and access to medical benefits like the COVID vaccine. These clinics are integral in helping people get vaccinated.”

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