Lagging behind the rest of the state that now faces a dangerous infection rate that surged before enough younger residents could get vaccinated, Detroit has covered about half as much as the rest of the state.
Part of that is due to access - which is why instead of inviting everyone to the TCF Center and Ford Field, the public health department is traveling to high schools and community centers to vaccinate residents in the area.
The eight pop-up clinics will be in every one of the city's seven districts. They include:
- Monday, 4/12 Henry Ford High School - 20000 Evergreen Western High School - 1500 Scotten
- Henry Ford High School - 20000 Evergreen
- Western High School - 1500 Scotten
- Tuesday, 4/13 Randolph CTE School - 17101 Hubbell
- Randolph CTE School - 17101 Hubbell
- Wednesday, 4/14 Brenda Scott Academy - 18440 Hoover Cass Tech High School - 1501 Second Ave
- Brenda Scott Academy - 18440 Hoover
- Cass Tech High School - 1501 Second Ave
- Thursday, 4/15 Breithaupt Career Center - 9300 Hubbell Islamic Center of Detroit - 14350 Tireman
- Breithaupt Career Center - 9300 Hubbell
- Islamic Center of Detroit - 14350 Tireman
- Friday, 4.16 East English Village Prep
- East English Village Prep
All locations will be offering the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
"With Pfizer, you have to take two doses as well as with Moderna. Johnson & Johnson is one shot," said Detroit Public Health Officer Denise Fair. "I think it's great for those who may be afraid of needles and they can only bear it one time."
"But again, it doesn't matter which vaccine you choose, they're all safe, they're all highly effective," said Fair.
Any of these locations are open to citizens. All they need to do is make an appointment at (313) 230-0505