COVID-19 vaccinations will begin at a handful of Meijer pharmacies in Wayne County this week.
Prioritizing patients who are 65 or older, Meijer expects to give shots to 1,950 people — two shipments' worth of Pfizer doses — within a few days of receiving the doses.
Meijer’s director of corporate communications Frank Guglielmi says those shipments should arrive early this week.
"That 1,950 will be administered within 72 hours of us receiving them,” he said. “I mean, it’s gonna go fast."
Those who want the vaccine can register by texting “COVID” to 75049, going to clinic.meijer.com, or visiting any Meijer pharmacy. Later, they'll be contacted about scheduling an appointment.
You don’t have to live in Wayne County to get an appointment at one of the Wayne County clinics.
Guglielmi says that as Michigan receives more vaccines, Meijer will activate clinics in other parts of the state as well, and hopes to eventually open mass vaccination sites in spaces like parking lots and stadiums.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the partnership with Meijer last week, saying the pharmacy’s help would nudge Michigan toward its goal of administering 50,000 shots per day.