Detroit expands COVID-19 booster shots for people age 12 and up

The city of Detroit has expanded access to Pfizer booster shots for any resident over the age of 12 that has completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

The Pfizer booster shot was part of the federal government's latest expansion into efforts to protect people against COVID-19, authorizing the shot for anyone 12 and older. It also lowered the recommended period for waiting to get the shot after completing a two-dose series from six months to five.  

Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also advised kids ages 5 and up who are immunocompromised receive a third shot four weeks after completing their initial series. A third shot is different than a booster shot.

Detroit residents can find Pfizer vaccinations and boosters at two health clinics in the city.

"It is critical that we protect our children and teens from COVID-19 infection and the complications of severe disease, and data shows that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen protection against Omicron and other variants," said Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair Razo. 

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Residents can go to two addresses to get a shot:

  • Detroit Health Department at 100 Mack Avenue 
  • The Northwest Activities Center at 18100 Meyers

People are asked to make an appointment before arriving by calling 313-230-0505.