Vaccine Update: Registration is now open for the FEMA/State of Michigan Ford Field COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Michiganders can now begin registering for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ford Field in Detroit. The community vaccination site is set to officially open on March 24, operating from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., seven days a week, for eight weeks under the federal government’s vaccination pilot program.

There are three options to register for a vaccine:

  1. Go to Meijer Clinic
  2. Text “EndCOVID” to 75049
  3. Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine registration process can call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

After you complete the registration process, you will receive an invitation either by “voice” or “text” when it’s your turn to schedule the appointment. Vaccine appointments will be scheduled a few days in advance of the actual appointment. The call center will have long wait times, and people should only call if they cannot use the web or text option.

The vaccine will be offered at no cost, and insurance is not required, nor will it be requested at the vaccination center. Any Michigan resident who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) vaccine prioritization guidance will be able to register for an appointment – effective April 5, that includes all Michiganders over age 16.

Free parking will be available at the vaccination site. For those who indicate, during the registration process, they need assistance obtaining transportation to and from the vaccination site, the state is working to provide free of charge ride share options.

For more information about the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, including how you can get a shot near you, visit

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