Ford Field in Detroit Becomes COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Please take a look at the above picture. Not only can you see the baseball field of the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, you can also see the Ford Field sign off in a distance.
According to the Detroit Free Press, 6,000 people will be able to get COVID-19 vaccines every day starting March 24 at Ford Field in downtown Detroit, which will become a federally run mass vaccination clinic. Ford Field is the home of the Detroit Lions football team.
The White House COVID-19 response coordinator, Jeff Zients, said he is pleased to announce the addition of a new Federal Emergency Management Agency supported site in Detroit. (Detroit Free Press)
The Detroit Free Press tells us that this site located at Ford Field has the ability to administer 6,000 shots per day.
Ford Field will be one of nearly 20 high volume, federally run sites across the nation that will aim to deliver 70,000 shots a week in some of America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. (Detroit Free Press)
This is truly amazing and by coming to Ford Field to receive your vaccination, this will help tremendously as we all continue to take more steps to getting life back to some form of normalcy.
Ford Field will be operated as part of a state federal partnership with the capacity to administer 5,000 shots per day on site and an additional 1,000 per day through a mobile vaccine clinic. (Detroit Free Press)
Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in her latest statement, Ford Field will get an allocation of 6,000 vaccines per day for eight weeks to help meet the state's goal of vaccinating 70% of adult Michiganders by the end of the year. (Detroit Free Press)
The Detroit Free Press also tells us, Ford Field was chosen because it is well known to people in the region, is accessible for people with disabilities, can accommodate 10,000 people at one time, and has convenient access to parking as well as existing security and crowd control infrastructure.
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