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The Lion’s Den Is Fighting COVID-19

Detroit starts its mass vaccination campaign today at Ford Field. On March 24nd the stadium opens up to people ages 16 or older with disabilities and anyone 50 and older. Partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Ford Field, Meijer, the city of Detroit, Wayne County, the Lions Protect Michigan Commission, and Henry Ford Health System. They plan on vaccinating 300,000 people at the mass stadium site. This site will be open from 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. every day, where it will be stocked with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine made right here in Michigan!

We have more details that you should know before you go, and how to sign up for your place in line.

(Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

This site looks to vaccinate all of metro-Detroit, seeing thousands of people per day. 65,000 people have already registered through the website put together through Meijer. There are no walk-in appointments at this site and you’ll have to register online in advance. We want to make sure all of Detroit is safe this spring, and celebrate with family and friends again for the holidays.

Here Are Ways You Can Register You Or A Family Member

  • Call Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 at 1(888)-535-6136 and press 1 to start the process. The hotline for the state health department opens Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Text EndCOVID to 75049
  • Online through clinic.meijer.com/register/CL2021

Do your part to make our local community is safe so we all can get back to normal again. At Ford Field, there’s plenty of space to spread out and even divided cubicles to provide extra protection. To ensure everyone’s safety they’ve spent over $4.2 million is being spent on cleaning and janitorial staff, so they can maintain the safety of this mass vaccination clinic. With the plan to see up to 6,000 people per day this site is ready to make sure all of South-East Michigan. On Mason & Starr we’ll bring you more information on coronavirus vaccines near you.

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(Photo by Marcus D. Reed/Beasley Media Group – Detroit)

Details on the Ford Field vaccination sight

  • Anyone with disabilities 16 or older with any underlying health conditions or disabilities, conditions that can make the COVID-19 illnesses more severe
  • K-12 Teachers and staff
  • Health care worker
  • People 50 and older
  • Guardians of special needs children and parents
  • Child care staff
  • Home care staff

This site is open to everyone in Wayne county and they want to make sure that all of Detroit is up to date with this vaccine. Ford Fields’ partnering website with FEMA is providing more information on how to sign up. We will be posting more updates throughout the week to keep the local community informed. Wake up to Mason & Starr weekdays 6 a.m.-10 a.m for local stories in the D.