DETROIT – As COVID numbers continue to decline, experts are crediting it in part to vaccination rates, but in some communities, there’s still a long way to go. That includes Detroit.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District took a big step to address that. COVID vaccines are going to be offered at Detroit public schools.
“I implore every family to take advantage of this life-saving opportunity,” Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II said.
Detroit public schools is the first district in Michigan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at schools. Only 4% of Detroit students are vaccinated, that’s 10 times lower than surrounding areas.
A $100,000 grant by the MDHHS will provide mobile vaccination sites, refrigerated units to hold the vaccines, and special storage and handling containers to transport doses.