Ford Field Vaccination Clinic Closes Monday Evening

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DETROIT, May 17, 2021 ~ The federally run mass vaccination clinic at Ford Field will close at 8:30 p.m. Monday evening.

I’m really proud of what we accomplished in eight weeks here. … Our goal was to maximize efforts to reach as many people as possible. COVID cases were surging in Michigan at the time, and it was a race to save as many lives as possible,” said Clinic Medical Director Dr. Steven Rockoff.

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Nearly 275,000 vaccines were administered, about 60,000 doses short of the 335,000 vaccine goal. Of those, only 7% were given to Detroit residents.

The overwhelming majority received the Pfizer vaccine, and only 1,062 shots of the Johnson & Johnson were given.

According to officials, doses not used by closing on Monday evening will be reallocated to other vaccination sites over the next four weeks.