For the last several weeks, the state of Michigan has been embroiled in a battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the most effective ways to combat the spread of the virus is to vaccinate the population, to both reduce the chance of spread and the likelihood that one will develop severe disease.
Beaumont Health system has been at the forefront of the fight against the nouvelle coronavirus, and plans take additional steps to help keep Michigan residents safe by opening three new vaccination clinics to the public.
These new sites will walk-in clinics instead of the appointment only variety most sites use. The sites should help increase the amount of people vaccinated, “"We were so pleased with the community’s response to our first walk-in clinic, so we decided to offer three additional dates," Beaumont Health Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Wilson said in a press release. "These clinics are helping us further our goal of vaccinating as many people as possible. We also remain committed to providing a safe and efficient experience for people who get vaccinated.”
The walk-in clinic will be available at the Southfield service center during the following times.
- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday April 28th
- 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Thursday April 29th
- 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday April 30th
The hospital system plans on opening walk-n clinics at both the Troy and Dearborn locations in the future.
Right now the state is in a race to herd immunity, with 47% of those 16 or older receiving at least one dose so far. One third of the state has been fully vaccinated.
These new vaccination sites come as Michigan added nearly 500 more deaths due to Covid in the last week. Hopefully with more spots opening up we will see these numbers start to decline.