Detroit unveils new plans to get as many people as possible vaccinated
DETROIT – Coronavirus vaccinations are expected to increase across Michigan this week.
From Monday, all Michiganders aged 16 and over can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
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The state is expected to receive a record number of cans, nearly 620,000.
Delivery is coming as Michigan reports a spike in COVID. The state reported 8,413 new cases on Saturday, the highest one-day number in four months.
Because the number is so high and some families are returning from the spring break, the Detroit Public Schools ward is putting personal education on hold.
READ: Detroit public schools to temporarily switch to virtual learning after the spring break
The City of Detroit is launching public announcements where Detroiters speak about their vaccine experience. It’s not the only strategy the city has to get vaccinated.
“When the weather turns nice outside, people let go of their watch. Let’s just be honest, “said Denise Fair, Detroit’s chief public health officer. “Our numbers are very worrying. We’re going in the wrong direction – 15% positivity. A few weeks ago we were only at 3%. “
To combat that number, the city will go into full swing to get more Detroiters vaccinated. Now, eligible teenagers can receive the vaccine while
To try to fight that number, in addition to all the efforts already made, the city is now going into full swing trying to get more Detroiters to get the shot. Now, eligible teenagers can get the vaccine on “Community Saturdays”.
“In addition to having the downtown TCF Center, we also have community Saturdays where we get the vaccine straight to Detroiters near you, and it’s been extremely successful,” said Fair.
Health officials have visited mental health and substance abuse websites to help the people there as well. The city said it gave more than 200,000 doses of the vaccine, but with the addition of pop-up vaccination sites, they hope to give even more.
“We’re setting up pop-ups based on where COVID-19 was most prevalent at the height of the pandemic, so we’re having multiple pop-ups across town,” Fair said. “We in town are bringing the vaccine straight to Detroiters in a number of ways.”
Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to make an important vaccination announcement on Monday.
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