Detroit Lions & NFL alumni to host virtual town hall encouraging COVID-19 vaccination
In collaboration with NFL Alumni Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) former Detroit Lions tight end Pete Chryplewicz and former Lions offensive tackle Lomas Brown will host a virtual town hall tonight encouraging Detroit residents to get vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).
Michigan hospital official delivers powerful remarks about patients who won’t get COVID vaccine
An official from a small hospital in Michigan delivered some powerful and passional remarks Thursday about struggling to treat unvaccinated COVID patients while knowing that those patients didn’t do everything they could to help themselves.
Get Caught Up: 16 takeaways from this week’s Michigan COVID update -- delta spread, mask mandates, third vaccine dose
Michigan’s top health officials spoke Wednesday about the possibility of a mask mandate, the state’s “high” COVID-19 transmission rate, the spread of the delta variant and a third dose of the vaccine.
State’s plan to reopen Michigan brings hope to struggling businesses
“We can all throw some burgers on the grill, catch a Tigers game and hit the lake with our friends. We can enjoy our Michigan summer,” said Willpower Fitness Group owner William McCray. “I’m happy, I’m ecstatic and I think we’re moving in the right direction.”
Dearborn clinic offers nighttime vaccinations for those fasting during Ramadan
“It’s an interesting Friday evening activity, but hey, why not get safe on a Friday night?” asked Rana Abbas Taylor, Director of Communications and Marketing at ACCESS. “Our folks are working every single day around the clock to get those vaccines and if we could do this every night, we would do this every night.”
Monroe County: Online scheduling for COVID vaccines open to residents 18+
A vaccination record card is shown during a COVID-19 vaccination drive for Spring Branch Independent School District education workers Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Monroe County has appointments available for COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks. The Monroe County Health Department has now opened online scheduling for vaccination clinic appointments to any Monroe County resident or worker age 18 and older. Although scheduling online is preferred, individuals without technology access may also call the MCHD at 734-240-7925, from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. More: Looking for COVID-19 vaccines in Metro Detroit: Track openings, clinics, appointments
Detroit expands COVID vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older
Robert Huguley, 74, receives Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, Jan. 27, 2021, at the TCF Center in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT – All Detroiters 16 and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, the city announced Monday. Any Detroit resident age 16 or older can now call to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated at the TCF Center. Johnson & Johnson vaccine site opened at Northwest Activities Center 9-1 this Saturday. Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair also announced that the Detroit Health Department has been informed it will receive its first allocation of Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week.
30% of Michigan residents have received 1 COVID vaccine dose: Inside the data
DETROIT – Michigan has crossed another COVID-19 vaccination milestone: 30% of residents have received at least one vaccine dose. According to MDHHS data, as of Thursday (March 25), 30.3% of Michigan residents have received at least one dose, while 17.4% are fully vaccinated. About 3.8 million doses have been administered in total. Nearly 2/3 of Michigan residents 65 and older have received at least one dose, while about 40% are fully vaccinated. As for specific vaccines, 1.9 million doses from Pfizer, 1.7 million from Moderna, and about 68,000 doses from Johnson and Johnson have been administered in Michigan.
Detroit expands COVID vaccine eligibility to all on-site workers who live or work in city
DETROIT – The City of Detroit is expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include anyone who lives or works in the city and has to report to work. Now eligibility has been extended to all onsite employees provided they live or work in the city, such as bank branch staff and other officer workers. All others onsite workers now eligible should schedule their appointment by calling the city’s central vaccine scheduling number at 313-230-0505. More: Michigan COVID vaccine eligibility expands Monday: What to know‘Senior Saturdays’ expandsThe City of Detroit is expanding eligibility for its weekend Senior Saturday vaccination events, which will now be called Community Saturdays to reflect the broader eligibility. Call center staff will contact each scheduled person prior to their second appointment to remind them.