Detroit’s drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site at the TCF Center garage expects to nearly triple the number of shots it can give starting Monday.
Mayor Mike Duggan announced the update Thursday afternoon at a news conference, saying he expects Detroit’s alloted vaccine count to go from 5,100 to 15,000 doses per week from the state and federal governments.
As such, the city will now allow Detroit residents ages 65 and older to get the vaccine, lowering the threshold from 68. It also opened appointments to any health care workers including those at veterinary centers, physical therapists and those in dentists’ offices and will expand hours.
“We have finally busted loose the supply chain on vaccines for the city of Detroit,” Duggan said.
The downtown site started administering vaccines since Jan. 13 to residents 75 or older and essential workers, but has continued to bring down the age requirement. Those eligible must