Upcoming COVID-19 Clinic Focuses On Individuals With Disabilities

Pontiac, Michigan – JARC and Oakland County have come together to give individuals with disabilities and others access to COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, May 4. JARC, a non-profit agency dedicated to enabling people with developmental disabilities to live full, dignified lives, will host a vaccine clinic by appointment only at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, 6735 Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. To make an appoint with JARC, www.surveymonkey.com/r/39N9JF8.

”We are very grateful to JARC for hosting this clinic to make sure no one is left behind when it comes to getting the COVID vaccine,” Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. “As we vaccinate more and more people, it’s important that we reach out to all communities to ensure they have opportunities to get vaccinated in a familiar, comfortable location.”

Oakland County Health Division reviewed the remaining registrations on its Save Your Spot list to determine which registrants had marked themselves as living with a disability. The Save Your Spot list is where Oakland County residents can tell the Health Division, they are interested in receiving the COVID vaccine. The Health Division then sent out 1,800 notifications informing them of JARC’s upcoming clinic and how to register. A pharmacy will administer the doses at the clinic.

“JARC is thrilled to work with Oakland County under the leadership of County Executive Coulter to make vaccinations accessible to persons with disabilities and helping to move Michigan toward ending this pandemic,” said Howard Luckoff, president of JARC’s board of directors.

“Detroit Disability Power is beyond thankful to JARC for their leadership in delivering COVID-19 vaccines to Oakland County residents with disabilities, and to residents with disabilities from neighboring counties,” said Jeffrey Nolish, policy director for Detroit Disability Power. “It’s been an honor to partner with them to protect Michiganders during this pandemic and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
To learn more, go to www.JARC.org.