Manufacturing Workers in Detroit Now Eligible to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine
The Detroit Health Department expands eligibility for its coronavirus vaccination program by adding factory workers to the list.
The city will now offer the recordings to residents who work in manufacturing and at the city’s industrial sites. The expansion is for all ages and includes Detroit residents who work in the suburbs.
As of Tuesday, the city had administered more than 90,000 doses of vaccine.
“The reason we are sharing this with you is to understand that our strategies are working and that Detroiters have equitable access to this life-saving vaccine. – Denise Fair, Chief Public Health Officer for the City of Detroit
At a press conference on Tuesday, Mayor Mike Duggan said the city’s health department would offer vaccinations on-site at the two Jeep plants on the east side of Detroit.
“If you’re a major manufacturer in town for another Detroit manufacturer and you want us to come out, give your partner a call over at Detroit At Work and we may have access to your website, ”he said.
Factory worker stress
United Auto Workers vice president Cindy Estrada said the industry didn’t stop during the pandemic.
“That puts a lot of strain on workers and their families. And we had some diseases in our plants and deaths. “
Qualified employees can make an appointment with the TCF Vaccination center in the center and must show proof of employment in a factory. Denise Fair, chief public health officer, says people who live or work in town can schedule an appointment in town TCF Center downtown.
Further vaccination centers for seniors
The city also announced it will expand delivery of the vaccine with two additional locations starting this weekend, bringing the total number of locations in the neighborhood to six.
Detroit publishes vaccination dates by race, according to Fair.
“The reason we are sharing this with you is because you are clear that our strategies are working and that Detroiters have equitable access to this life-saving vaccine, ”she said.
Almost two-thirds of Detroit’s vaccines were given to African Americans, and one-third to whites. According to the US Census Bureau, 78% of Detroit’s residents are black.
Said Duggan as the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine comes online, Detroit is unlikely to get one. He says he’d rather the city give Moderna and Pfizer’s more effective double-dose treatment.
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