COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic set for Sunday
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic set for Sunday at United Food and Commercial Workers 876 in Madison Heights
Pontiac, Michigan – About 1,250 Oakland County residents and or people who work in the county are scheduled to receive COVID-19 vaccinations Sunday in Madison Heights as the Oakland County Health Division extends the geographic reach of its vaccination clinics.
The Health Division is vaccinating eligible residents and workers from health care, long-term care; law enforcement, fire and EMS; education staff, and individuals 65 years and older who live or work in Oakland County. Sunday’s clinic is set for United Food and Commercial Workers 876, 876 Horace Brown Drive in Madison Heights and will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment-only. There is no walk-up availability.
“The Health Division continues to work as quickly and efficiently as possible to get the vaccinations in the arms of our residents, with 90 percent of the first doses administered within a week of receiving the vaccine,” County Executive Dave Coulter said. “While demand far outweighs supply, our weekly allocation of vaccine is increasing from 1,950 to about 7,000 doses and we are hopeful that number will increase. I’m grateful United Food and Commercial Workers has allowed us to use its facility to immunize and protect our residents.”
The county has received a total of about 16,000 doses of the vaccine and administered more than 13,000. More than 2,800 vaccinations were given Saturday at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi and another 700 doses will be administered there today by invitation/appointment-only.
A new drive-through site at the West Bloomfield Fire Station opens Friday by appointment-only to accommodate 640 people. The county also has held either drive-through or walk-in clinics in Holly, Lyon Township, Novi, Rochester, Southfield and Waterford.
The total number of county residents inoculated from all sources including hospitals is approximately 110,600, according to the state health department.
Should there be unused vaccine at the end of a clinic, the Health Division will contact individuals registered on the “Save Your Spot” list. To register, click on oaklandcountyvaccine.com and fill out the information, which indicates your interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The county will contact those registered when they are eligible to receive a vaccine based on state and federal guidelines and the availability of vaccine doses. To date, more than 310,000 people have signed up for Save Your Spot. For anyone unable to complete the form, call the upgraded health hotline at 800-848-5533.
To receive updates on COVID-19, register your email address at oaklandcountyvaccine.com or text OAKGOV to 28748. The Health Division phone lines are very busy and sometimes Nurse on Call receives over 20,000 calls per day. Nurse on Call is available at 800-848-5533 to answer health-related questions, make COVID-19 testing appointments, and assist those unable to complete the ‘Save Your Spot’ link.
Vaccine information can be found at:
- Oakland County: https://oaklandcountyvaccine.com/
- MDHHS: Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html