COVID313 Community Coalition for Families and Students
Detroit Parent Network, along with 25+ area organizations have joined together to form the COVID313 Community Coalition for Families and Students, you can view the full resource online at https://covid313.org; we're proud to be part of its leadership team.
Each Thursday at noon, join COVID313 for a Virtual Townhall focused on supporting parents, students, and families during the Coronavirus outbreak.
During each Townhall we will bring experts on public health, education, basic needs, financial resources, and more to give updates and take questions from parents, families and students in Metro Detroit.
To stream the Townhall live at noon on Thursday, go to the Detroit Public Television Facebook page, or the One Detroit website (https://www.onedetroitpbs.org/).
If you can't make it to the live stream, the video will be posted on Facebook, the One Detroit website, and to YouTube following the live stream.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Vaccine Information for
Detroit Residents and Workers:
Any Detroit resident 16 years of age and older is now eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccination through the TCF Center. Additionally, any person who works in Detroit whose job requires them to work from their job site is eligible.
There is no cost to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine at TCF.
To schedule an appointment, call 313-230-0505 Monday-Friday from 9 am until 6 pm.
For more information, visit detroitmi.gov/health
Vaccine Information for
Any Michigan resident 50 years of age and older; any Michigan residents aged 16 and older with disabilities or preexisting conditions; and all pre-established priority groups are eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine.
There is no cost for the COVID Vaccine. You do not need insurance to receive the vaccine. If you do have insurance, your vaccine provider may need your insurance information for an admin fee, but you will not be charged.
To schedule an appointment at the Ford Field Vaccination site, visit clinic.meijer.com/register/CL2021.
Visit mi.gov/covidvaccine or call the State COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to find a vaccination site near you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the vaccine safe?
Yes. All of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines have been studied in clinical trials and proven to be safe and effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalizations, and death caused by COVID-19.
How was the vaccine developed so quickly?
Scientists have been researching vaccines for related coronaviruses for several years. This research provided a head start for rapid development of vaccines to protect against infection with COVID-19. All vaccine approvals steps were taken prior to approval.
Will the vaccine make me sick?
You can not contract COVID-19 from the vaccine. You may experience some side-effects which feel like illness; this is your immune system responding as it should to a vaccine. Fever, chills, fatigue, headache, and pain/swelling at injection site are all expected, normal, and minor side effects to vaccination. Hydration and over the counter acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used to alleviate these side effects.
Can I choose which vaccine I receive?
Probably not. The priority for your safety, and the safety of your community, is to vaccinate people quickly, which will likely preempt a preference. Every vaccine that has been authorized for use is proven to be safe and effective.
Are there any medications that should be avoided before getting the vaccine?
There is no need to stop taking any regular preventative care medications, such as blood pressure medication, before your vaccine appointment. Always consult your personal doctor before making any changes to regular medication schedules.
In terms of over the counter medications, there is no clinical evidence that any particular medications must be avoided. However, anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Midol) can suppress your immune system and should be avoided. After the vaccine appointment, painkillers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used to alleviate regular vaccine side effects.
Is the vaccine safe for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or may become pregnant?
All of the authorized vaccines are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding people. In fact, antibodies from a pregnant or nursing person can also transfer to their child and provide a the child level of protection from the virus as well!