Detroit Mayor Duggan discusses equity, new COVID vaccination site in State of the City address
DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan spent the first half of his annual State of the City address laying out the steps that have been taken to make sure Detroiters share in economic advancement. The other half of the address was about COVID-19 vaccine expansion. A new vaccination clinic will be opening this month at the Northwest Activities Center, which will have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Duggan was in hot water last week after he turned down 6,200 doses of the vaccine, suggesting it was not the best. Detroit rallied when the mayor and his team, early in the pandemic, called on the city to take all precautions to flatten the curve.
Detroit launches ‘Senior Saturday’ neighborhood COVID vaccination sites
DETROIT – The city of Detroit is working hard to ensure eligible residents have access to a coronavirus vaccine. Fair says racial discrepancies highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic are one of the reasons why the Detroit Health Department is asking everyone to get vaccinated. The effort is the first in the region to directly bring the COVID vaccine to communities severely impacted by the pandemic. “Don’t be afraid to get the shot, just go for it.”AdDetroit residents who are interested in getting vaccinated but dont have transportation can call the Detroit Health Department to set up an appointment. The department will arrange a cab to pick up eligible individuals and transport them to their vaccination appointment.