In an effort to increase the number of vaccines in arms, Ascension Michigan is offering appointments through their new community vaccination clinic at the Southfield Pavilion located within the city’s Municipal Complex at 26000 Evergreen Road. The clinic is open to all community members who are eligible to receive vaccines, which is every Michigan resident age 16 and older.
“The need to reach all Michiganders with COVID-19 vaccines is critically important, especially now that we’re experiencing a surge,” said Michael Wiemann, MD, president of Ascension Medical Group. “We expect to administer 3,500 first doses a week at the Ascension Michigan community vaccination clinic in Southfield as we do our part to help achieve community immunity. We’re thankful to collaborate with Southfield Mayor Ken Siver and his staff to bring these much-needed vaccines to the community and help save more lives,” said Dr. Wiemann.
“I am extremely pleased to partner with Ascension Michigan to bring a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to the City of Southfield,” commented Mayor Dr. Ken Siver. “As the pandemic continues to affect people worldwide, having access to a safe and effective vaccine is critical to stopping the spread and keeping people healthy. We are extremely grateful to have a world-class healthcare organization right in our community providing vaccines, and I strongly encourage every Southfield resident who has not yet been fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. The only way to get through this global pandemic is by working together to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and caring for all those in need.”
The community vaccination clinic at the Southfield Pavilion will run through August. Appointments are required and can be made at https://ascensionhealth.inquicker.com/vaccine
Vaccinations must be scheduled in advance, and walk-ins will not be accepted. Persons without an appointment will not be eligible for vaccination at this time. Individuals who are 16-17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent and will need to make sure they select the Pfizer vaccine when setting up their appointment. Once you click on the self-scheduling link, if no open appointment slots are displayed, all appointments have been filled for the current schedule. Please continue to check back as more appointment schedules are added.
In addition to our community vaccination centers, Ascension Michigan has been actively setting up vaccination ‘pop up clinics’ in communities across the state, including rural and underserved areas where social vulnerability is high.
“It’s vital for all of us to build community immunity to COVID-19, particularly to protect those most at risk,” said Dr. Wiemann. “A key to achieving community immunity is ensuring that everyone receives a vaccine against this virus as soon as it’s available to them – to protect not just themselves, but their loved ones, friends and neighbors as well.”
Ascension Medical Group is also seeking clinical and non-clinical volunteers to assist in a variety of roles at the vaccination site. Those interested can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.