Detroit native Jalen Rose hosts mobile vaccination clinic at his school

Former University of Michigan star, NBA star and EPSN analyst Jalen Rose was back home on Thursday.

He was at his Jalen Rose Leadership Academy for a pop-up vaccination event in Detroit.

Jalen Rose in his leadership academy’s pop-up vaccination clinic

Former University of Michigan star, NBA star and EPSN analyst Jalen Rose was back home on Thursday.

“For me, failure is not an option. For me, my commitment was and is here,” he said. “It’s a love work.”

Rose takes its Detroit roots seriously and wants to set an example among a population that has been reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“There are people who are concerned about whether or not to be vaccinated,” said Rose. “I did it. And the reason I did it is because I hope to get back to a sense of normalcy.”

Rose isn’t the only one, there are a number of campaigns now in place to get shots in the arms sparked by the slowdown in vaccine demand.

It has slowed particularly in Detroit, where vaccination rates are lagging behind both Wayne County, surrounding counties, and the state.

Former UM All-American and current ESPN star Jalen Rose.

“People who get vaccinated are the most important thing anyone can do in Michigan right now,” said Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist. “This is especially true in Detroit.

“We have to have these conversations. Anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated, I think we are only one conversation away. We have to have these conversations.”

Henry Ford Health System was the health partner at the clinic on Thursday. They have created 150 mobile websites that have given 23,000 doses of vaccines.

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