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Ford Field Opens As Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. Here's What To Know

LANSING MICH. (CBS DETROIT) - Ford Field has opened as a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Detroit.

Beginning Wednesday, 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.

Thank you for the interest in the mass vaccination clinic at Ford Field! We are excited to get things kicked off...

Posted by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Residents can sign-up through these three options:

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.

Michigan residents can call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It is expected that the call center will have long wait times, so calling is recommended only for people who 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. Any Michigan resident who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services vaccine prioritization guidance will be able to register for an appointment.

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 rideshare options.

While vaccinations are ongoing, Michiganders are still encouraged to practice preventative measures, including wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequent hand washing.

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