OAKLAND COUNTY, MI — A local non-profit and the Oakland County Health Divison are teaming up to make sure people with disabilities have access to COVID-19 vaccines.
JARC, a non-profit group that says it is dedicated to enabling people with developmental disabilities to live full, dignified lives, will host an appointment-only vaccine clinic at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, 6735 Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Hills on Tuesday.
Appointments can be made online here.
“We are very grateful to JARC for hosting this clinic to make sure no one is left behind when it comes to getting the COVID vaccine,” Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. “As we vaccinate more and more people, it’s important that we reach out to all communities to ensure they have opportunities to get vaccinated in a familiar, comfortable location.”
The Oakland County Health Division reviewed the remaining registrations on its Save Your Spot list to determine which registrants had marked themselves as living with a disability, then sent out 1,800 notifications informing them of JARC’s upcoming clinic and how to register. A pharmacy will administer the doses at the clinic.
“JARC is thrilled to work with Oakland County under the leadership of County Executive Coulter to make vaccinations accessible to persons with disabilities and helping to move Michigan toward ending this pandemic,” JARC Board of Directors President Howard Luckoff said.
“Detroit Disability Power is beyond thankful to JARC for their leadership in delivering COVID-19 vaccines to Oakland County residents with disabilities, and to residents with disabilities from neighboring counties,” Detroit Disability Power Policy Director Jeffrey Nolish said. “It’s been an honor to partner with them to protect Michiganders during this pandemic and we look forward to working with them in the future.”