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Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi to be COVID-19 vaccination site Saturday – Detroit Free Press

A bottle of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on a table.

The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi will open as a COVID-19 vaccination site Saturday, with more than 300 Oakland County Health Division employees planning to inoculate about 3,000 people.

Those to be vaccinated will receive the Moderna shot. All of the appointment slots are full, the county said Thursday in a release.

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The county health division received 7,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week, the most amount of vaccine doses it has received in any week since vaccines started to roll out in December.

The health division notified those eligible of their opportunity to make an appointment based on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan and the information they provided on the county’s “Save Your Spot” list in the order they were received.

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Vaccines will be administered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the first time the location is hosting one of the county’s vaccination clinics. The other clinics in Oakland County have been drive-thru sites at locations such as fire stations.

Frank Barbat of Waterford reacts while being inoculated with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by Oakland County Health Division RN Julie Traicoff during a drive up vaccination by appointment at Waterford Township Regional Fire Department on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Suburban Collection Showplace previously was chosen as a site for a regional field hospital for COVID-19 patients.

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This is the largest venue being used in Oakland County for vaccinations.

In Detroit, the TCF Center garage is being used to inoculate eligible Detroit residents, with more than 1,000 people scheduled each day this week to be inoculated.

The Oakland County Health Division also will be vaccinating just over 500 people by appointment only Saturday at its drive-thru vaccination clinic in Southfield. Appointments at that location also are full, according to the county’s release.

Contact Christina Hall: [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @challreporter.

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