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Detroit offering walk-in vaccines across the city starting Tuesday

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Starting Tuesday, Detroiters can walk in and get COVID-19 shots at eleven sites across the city, no appointment needed.

Mayor Mike Duggan says it represents a shift in strategy as vaccine supply starts to exceed demand.

Along with moving to walk-in access, Detroit is also starting to spread vaccine supply out more across the city.

Duggan says focusing on the TCF Center mass vaccination site worked well in the beginning. But he hopes convenient walk-in access will get more younger people vaccinated.

“And so we are going to now start to shift. If people have made a decision not get a vaccine, that’s one choice. But I want to make sure in the city of Detroit, every single person who wants a vaccine has access.”

Currently, only about 10-percent of Detroiters under age 30 have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Overall, the city has the lowest vaccination coverage rate of any jurisdiction in the state.