Oakland County expands vaccine strategy to include community and school-based clinics

Oakland County is expanding its reach to host community and school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Beginning the week of May 24, Oakland County Health Division will collaborate with other providers, municipalities, and school districts to ensure all Oakland County residents have access to the vaccine at familiar locations near their homes.

“By holding pop-up clinics within minutes of your home and among your neighbors, we’re hoping to attract residents who may not have felt comfortable driving a long way to larger clinics,” County Executive Dave Coulter said. “Plus, now that residents 12 and up are eligible for the vaccine, we want to make it easy for kids and their parents or guardians to get vaccinated.”

Beginning the week of May 24, the Health Division will host vaccine clinics in Commerce, Highland, Milford, and White Lake townships. The week of June 1, they’ll be in the Pontiac area. Southeast Oakland County residents will have clinics near them the week of June 7. Then up in Brandon, Groveland, Rose, and Springfield Townships the week of June 14. Finally, the South Lyon/Lyon Township area the week of June 21. Keep an eye on OaklandCountyVaccine.com for details on locations and times. Those who do not have access to a computer or the Internet may call the Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533 for more information.

Oakland County is also partnering with Oakland Schools and Walgreens to provide COVID-19 vaccine support to school districts. Parents and guardians will be able to bring their school-age children 12 and older to clinics hosted in each quadrant of the county.

Hazel Park Schools will host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic by appointment only in Hazel Park High School, 23400 Hughes Ave, in Hazel Park, for students in the surrounding area on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free transportation is available to Ferndale and Hazel Park residents by calling by 248-658-5216. To schedule an appointment at the Hazel Park area clinic, go to wagsoutreach.com/schedulerLanding.

Other school districts will also host free COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students and families in their surrounding areas by appointment and walk-up from 3-7 p.m. on the following days:

• Huron Valley Schools will host at Oak Valley Middle School, 4200 White Oak Trail in Commerce Twp., on May 26.
• Troy School District will host at Athens High School, 4300 John R. Rd. in Troy, on May 27.
• Brandon School District will host at Brandon Middle School, 609 S. Ortonville Rd. in Ortonville, on June 3.

For additional details or to register for one of these three clinics, go to OaklandCountyVaccine.com. Information on future school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be posted there as superintendents request them.


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