Detroit expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility residents 70+

Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan on Thursday expanded eligibility for city employees and residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the TCF Center, one day after the city began administering the vaccines at the downtown facility.

Duggan opened vaccinations up to any resident 70 or older and any “good neighbor” driver, 65 or older, who accompanies them to the TCF Center, as well as U.S. Postal Service employees who live or work in Detroit and city employees who are working from their regular job site.

The city is continuing to offer vaccines to essential workers including K-12 teachers, childcare workers, police officers and bus drivers.

“Any city of Detroit employee or an employee of a Detroit-related agency, if you are working from your regular job site, you can call starting today and we’ll get you in,” Duggan said. The city immunized 400 people on Wednesday, 600 on Thursday and said 800 appointments were scheduled Friday, and Duggan added the process was “going very smoothly.”

The city’s expansion came after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the state would expand vaccinations as of Monday to all state residents 65 or older, to front-line workers and teachers.

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