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Duggan: More Detroit residents are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says more people are now eligible to get their Covid-19 vaccine at TCF Center downtown. Laura Herberg has more.

Residents over the age of 68, plus clergy members and funeral service professionals can now call to make vaccine appointments.

Duggan says unlike the drive-up COVID-19 testing sites the city has run, the drive-up vaccination site feels joyful.

“People are getting their shot, they’re clapping, they’re honking their horns in celebration of the fact that they’ve got their shot,” said Duggan.

Certain K-12 teachers, childcare workers, postal workers, and federal and state law enforcement are still eligible for the vaccine. Duggan says the Detroit Health Dept has received more than 10-thousand doses so far and nearly 9-thousand shots have been administered.