Detroit Lowers COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Residents 55 and Older

Area residents 55 years old or older can now be vaccinated at TCF Center if they schedule an appointment with a Detroiter age 60 or older with an underlying medical condition or any Detroiter age 65 or older, according to a city press release.

Mayor Mike Duggan made the announcement on Wednesday, which is described as the latest move by the City of Detroit to reach its most vulnerable populations.

The city is expanding the Good Neighbor program to include residents from Detroit or surrounding communities who are 55 or older. Good neighbors may get vaccinated if they drive Detroit residents 60 or older with underlying health conditions or Detroiters 65 or older to their vaccination appointment at the TCF Center.

The City also provides $2 rides to the TCF Center for Detroit residents without their own transportation.  That program includes wheelchair-accessible vehicles for individuals with physical disabilities.

Eligible residents can call (313) 230-0505 between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday to make an appointment and arrange for transportation. Vaccinations will be administered by appointment only.

Eligible Detroit senior citizens can also receive the COVID-19 vaccinations during Senior Saturdays at two additional locations.

The City of Detroit is expanding its delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Detroiters — seniors ages 60 and older with chronic health conditions, and those ages 65 and older — with the addition of two new Senior Saturday locations starting this weekend. They are available:

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. February 27, March 6, 13 and 20

  • New: Grace Community Church at 21001 Moross Road
  • New: Kemeny Recreation Center at 2260 S. Fort Street

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. February 27 and March 6

  • Fellowship Chapel at 7707 W. Outer Drive
  • Second Ebenezer Church at 14601 Dequindre

Up to 500 doses of the vaccine will be available at each of the four locations. The added locations will double the City’s Senior Saturday outreach to 2,000 doses each weekend.  Eligible residents should call (313) 230-0505 to schedule an appointment.

Also as part of the city’s plan to vaccinate as many eligible Detroiters as quickly as possible, the Detroit  Health Department is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to those living in congregate settings, such as senior apartments, homeless shelters, and adult foster care facilities.

For more information visit the city website here.

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