Military Personnel to Assist at Detroit Vaccination Site 

More than 220 Defense Department military and support personnel are expected at Ford Field in Detroit to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency requested the deployment and the personnel were expected to arrive Friday at the mass vaccination site.

Ford Field was announced earlier this month as a community vaccination center. The indoor stadium is home to the NFL’s Detroit Lions. Concourses will be set up with vaccination stations, registration and waiting areas.

Vaccinations are expected to start Wednesday and will run for eight weeks. Lieutenant General Laura J. Richardson, commander of U.S. Army North, said 6,000 vaccines can be administered each day at the site.

The vaccines given will be above the state’s regular allocations, officials said Thursday.

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