Michiganders can now begin registering for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ford Field in Detroit
I wanted to make sure you saw the news last night: Michiganders can now begin registering for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ford Field in Detroit.
The Ford Field site will operate from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., seven days a week, for eight weeks under the federal government's vaccination pilot program. The community vaccination site is set to officially open on March 24.
After the registration process is completed, Michiganders who have registered will receive an invitation either by voice or text when it’s your turn to schedule the appointment. Vaccine appointments will be scheduled a few days in advance.
Sign-up is available through these three options:
- Online at meijer.com/register/CL2021
- Text EndCOVID to 75049
- Call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1)
Residents who don’t have access to the internet or need assistance navigating through the registration process can use the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline to register. Call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is expected that the call center will have long wait times, so calling is recommended only if you cannot register online or by text.
The vaccine will be offered at no cost, and insurance is not required, nor will it be requested at the vaccination center.
Free parking will be available at the vaccination site. For those who indicate, during the registration process, they need assistance obtaining transportation to and from the vaccination site, the state is working to provide free of charge ride share options.
The Ford Field community vaccination site is a testament to what we can do when we work together. I am grateful for President Biden’s leadership and for the partnership of the Detroit Lions, Meijer, Wayne County, the City of Detroit, and our federals partners at FEMA.
We will keep ramping up our equitable vaccine rollout, and with the addition of the Ford Field community site, we are taking a significant step towards returning to normal as we continue rebuilding our economy.
Let's end this pandemic together.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer