Beaumont Health offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic Thursday in Southfield

If the walk-in clinic is successful, Beaumont will offer more clinics where appointments will not be needed.
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WWJ) -- Beaumont Health is holding a two-hour trial program for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday, in hopes of holding more walk-in clinics.

Beaumont officials say anyone age 16 and up is invited to receive a vaccine with no appointment or myBeaumontChart account required.

The clinic will run at the Beaumont Service Center -- at 26901 Beaumont Boulevard in Southfield -- from 11 a.m. To 1 p.m. Thursday. Officials say if Thursday’s walk-in clinic is successful, they plan on holding more clinics where appointments will not be required.

Beaumont, which has provided nearly 300,000 vaccinations in the fight against the pandemic, says this is a continued effort to help stop the spread of the virus.

“Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as possible. We truly believe the vaccine is the key to ending the pandemic,” Beaumont Health CEO Carolyn Wilson said in a press release. “We hope that offering this walk-in clinic will make it even easier for people to get vaccinated. Beaumont remains committed to providing a safe and efficient experience in our vaccine clinics by maintaining social distancing and other fundamentals.”

Those who would like to schedule a vaccine appointment at another time with Beaumont Health can register online or call 1-800-592-4784.

Vaccination efforts continue across the state of Michigan as case positivity and hospitalization rates continue to surge this spring. Latest numbers from the state showed 5,259 new cases and 85 additional deaths reported on Tuesday. The test positivity rate is above 13.5 percent, slightly down from last week’s numbers.

Beaumont continues to operate vaccine clinics at Beaumont hospitals in Dearborn and Troy, as well as the Beaumont Service Center in Southfield. These clinics have the capability of administering up to 50,000 doses per week.

Beaumont says it is also collaborating with a coalition of 60 of the country’s top hospitals and health care institutions on a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives," is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are safe, effective and necessary to achieve herd immunity and return to normal activities.