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Ford Field to become mass vaccination site

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Michigan is preparing for an influx of vaccines and demand. The state is widening its eligibility qualifications and opening new places to get the shots.

White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients says the federal government will operate a new mass vaccination center in Detroit.

“This site located at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, has the ability to administer 6,000 shots per day,” said Zients.

Detroit public health director Denise Fair says the city is giving residents different options to get the treatment outside of the football stadium.

“They can come to the TCF Center, they can go to one of the major Senior Saturdays, they can go to pop-ups,” said Fair.

The Ford Field vaccination site will open March 24th to Michigan residents currently eligible for the vaccine. On April 5th all state residents 16-years or older will qualify.