City of Oak Park, Henry Ford Health team up to offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments
OAK PARK, Mich. – In partnership with Henry Ford Health System, the city of Oak Park is providing COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the city’s Municipal Complex. Officials said registration is open to Oak Park residents 65 years of age and older (with or without health issues) as well as residents between 50-64 years of age who have health issues. Once they qualify, residents will receive a phone call or text to confirm their appointment. “We’re doing what we can to return Oak Park to the safe and healthy community we all know and love. If you’re eligible, please take advantage of this opportunity with our great partner HFHS,” read a statement from City Manager Erik Tungate.
Record COVID-19 vaccine shipment expected in Michigan next week
After two weeks of hospitals, local health departments and pharmacies canceling COVID-19 vaccine appointments due to limited supply, Michigan is expected to receive its largest shipment so far. If the FDA approves the emergency use authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine this weekend, the numbers are about to ramp up even further. “If Johnson & Johnson actually does get EUA approval this weekend, the state expects to get an additional 83,000 doses,” said Henry Ford’s Dr Sam Mossallam. READ: Warren neighbors help WWII veteran get COVID vaccineREAD: Fairness of COVID vaccine distribution up for debate in Michigan LegislatureUS advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&JU.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. AdAfter daylong discussions, the FDA panelists voted unanimously that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks for adults.