Mass COVID vaccination site at Ford Field will close after Monday

‘We’ve done over 240,000 vaccinations so far,’ U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ben Crandall says

Monday is the last day for people to get a COVID vaccine at Ford Field.

DETROIT – Monday is the last day for people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Ford Field in Detroit.

The city’s mass vaccination site opened to the public earlier this year in March, and has since administered more than 240,000 COVID vaccinations. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ben Crandall says his team is proud of the number of shuts that have been given at the site.

“A lot of those were first and second doses of Pfizer,” Crandall said.

Crandall and his team members operated the mass vaccination site at Ford Field -- one of the largest coronavirus vaccination sites in the country.

Workers administered around 5,000-7,000 vaccine doses every day at the site since March.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Shay Edwards said that the effort required a lot of manpower.

“We have 220 Airmen and one Guardian for this base force. Our main mission is to provide vaccinations to community members here in Detroit as well as Michigan. We also provide logistical support and supplies and admin support for the site and for the military mission,” Edwards said.

A mission accomplished.

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