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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2021
Macomb County Health Department to extend hours of COVID-19 vaccine clinics, increase appointment capacity
The Macomb County Health Department today announced expanded capacity at its COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic in Clinton Township. The clinic, which is located at the county’s Verkuilen Building, will operate from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday, March 30. The Health Department will also increase the number of doses given per hour by 25 percent, going from 12,000 doses distributed each week to 17,500.
“With these increases and expansions, we will be able to serve a greater number of individuals in our county,” said Andrew Cox, director, Macomb County Health Department. “This puts us much closer to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps us further protect the health and well-being of our community.”
Updates to the county’s Sterling Heights vaccine clinic and its Richmond/Lenox EMS site have also been announced. Starting March 24, both sites will also increase the number of doses given per hour by 25 percent.
In addition, those who live or work in Macomb County will now be able to use the online scheduler to choose a location for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. For now, those options include the Verkuilen Building in Clinton Township, the Sterling Heights Senior Center or the Richmond/Lenox EMS site. Macomb County expects to name additional vaccination locations very soon. These too will be added as options to the online scheduler.
“As eligibility opens up, Macomb County will continue to find innovative solutions for serving our population,” said County Executive Mark Hackel. “From partnering with SMART to organizing drive through vaccination sites, the county is working to remove barriers and to ensure everyone who wants a vaccine can receive one.”
To learn more about Macomb County’s vaccination efforts, visit www.macombgov.org.
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