Detroit launches program to vaccinate homebound residents

Vaccinations to start next week

City of Detroit rolls out plan to vaccinate homebound residents
City of Detroit rolls out plan to vaccinate homebound residents

DETROIT – Starting next week, the City of Detroit will begin vaccinating homebound residents.

It’s part of a major new push to vaccinate a segment of the population that has not been able to receive a vaccine. Health officials will start calling residents on Wednesday, using a list provided by Michigan officials.

Detroit has been working to vaccinate its most vulnerable populations by visiting homeless shelters, senior buildings and other assisted living facilities.

The Detroit Health Department and its partners -- The Detroit Area Agency on Aging, Wayne Health, Maternal Infant Health Program Providers and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services -- will have more than 150 teams available to vaccinate homebound residents.

The homebound resident can get vaccinated, and so can any other member of the household that has not yet been vaccinated.

Each member of the vaccination teams will wear an identifiable uniform and have identification when they arrive at the time of the pre-scheduled appointment.

The homebound vaccination strategy is expected to run through November or early December.

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