Safe and effective vaccines are offered at convenient locations
at no cost
LANSING, Mich., August 10, 2021: To increase access to
the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, the Michigan Department
of the Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is partnering with 22
neighborhood testing sites across the state to now
offer COVID-19 vaccines in addition to testing.
The testing sites were the result of Lt. Gov. Garlin
Racial Disparties Task Force, and these efforts have
helped flatten the early disparate outcomes for communities of
color when it comes to COVID-19. In continuation of this
collaboration, MDHHS is partnering with the neighborhood sites
to make it easy and convenient for residents to get both
vaccinated and tested. Neighborhood sites have provided 121,247
tests since their start.
“We know the best way out of this pandemic is through strong
public health interventions like wearing masks, testing, and
most importantly the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun,
MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health.
“These neighborhood and community sites provide crucial and
convenient access to testing and vaccines to ensure all
Michiganders have equitable access to stay healthy and safe.”
The safe and effective vaccines are free and no identification
or insurance is required. Language interpreting
services, including American Sign Language, are available and
all sites are ADA accessible.
“MDHHS is doing a phenomenal job of working with churches,
schools and other local sites to keep communities safe through
robust testing and making vaccinations accessible,” said Pastor
Marvin Miles of the International Gospel Center. “As a
community, it is important that we combat these COVID-19
variants with safe and effective vaccinations that have been
proven to work. This virus has hit home to many families,
including mine, so we understand the importance of a community
coming together in unity to combat this disease. We want people
to be able to socialize and be in safe settings that helps their
own mental health, because there is a mental health aspect to
Vaccinations and testing are available on a walk-in basis. To
view all upcoming clinics and locations, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.