Detroit residents with documented intellectual or developmental disabilities and Detroiters who are home healthcare providers are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at the TCF Center, according to a city press release. Mayor Mike Duggan announced on February 11 the expanded eligibility list.
Among the conditions covered by Duggan’s announcement are: cerebral palsy, autism, Down’s Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, Tourette’s Syndrome, ADHD, Spinal Bifida, and hearing and vision impairment.
Disabled residents who would like to make an appointment should call (313) 230-0505. Wheelchair accessible transportation can be arranged after the vaccination appointment is scheduled by calling (313) 208-7364.
When they arrive for their appointment, patients will be asked to show evidence of their condition, such as a health provider note, insurance record, prescription bottle, or any other document that verifies their condition, the release added.
Duggan also added home healthcare providers living in Detroit to the eligibility list. Part-time care providers and those working at congregate settings have been eligible since January, the release added. It is required that home healthcare providers make their appointments at the same time as their patient and that they arrive at TCF Center in the same vehicle, per the release.
The full list of eligible individuals now includes:
- Detroit residents with documented intellectual or developmental disabilities
- Detroit residents who are home healthcare providers
- Any Detroit resident age 65 or older
- K-12 teachers and support staff and daycare workers
- U.S. Post Office employees who live or work in Detroit
- Employees of the City of Detroit or city-related agencies who are working from their regular job site (Employees working from home are not eligible at this time)
- State and federal law enforcement living or working in Detroit at a work site
- Clergy members interacting face-to-face with members of their congregation
- Funeral home/mortuary employees living or working in Detroit
- Healthcare workers with the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials working in Detroit
- Foodservice workers, including a grocery store, restaurant, meatpacking and food, and beverage handling employees, living or working in Detroit
- Security guards living or working in Detroit
- Janitors living or working in Detroit
Eligible residents can call (313) 230-0505 between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday to make an appointment. Vaccinations will be administered by appointment only.