William Ford Elementary hosting COVID vaccinations June 17

A girl turns her head while a nurse administers a COVID vaccine in May at Edsel Ford High School.

William Ford Elementary will host another district COVID vaccination event on June 17.

Students, parents and community members are invited to schedule an appointment.  Shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.  The second dose will be offered on July 8.  The Pfizer vaccine will be offered, which can be administered to anyone age 12 or older.  Anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian with them to get the shot.

Appointments can be made through the registration link.  (There is also an Arabic registration form.)

If space is available, walk-ins will also be accepted that day, but making an appointment ensures you will receive a vaccine.  The vaccinations are being provided by Walmart.  Those who cannot return to the school for the second dose on July 8 can get it through the Dearborn or Livonia Walmarts.

William Ford Elementary is at 14749 Alber St., next to Chase and Ford roads.

Dearborn Public Schools plans to start the new school year on Aug. 30th with students attending class in schools all day every day.  Vaccination clinics are being offered for families who would like to receive a COVID vaccination before students return to daily classes in school.  This vaccination clinic would allow students 12 years of age and older to be fully vaccinated before August.  Practice for fall sports at the middle and high schools also starts in August, providing another reason to encourage eligible and willing students to get vaccinated.

Parents should bring their ID and insurance card, but vaccinations will be offered for free for those without insurance.

Although the district understands parents have a personal choice when it comes to the wellbeing of their child, Dearborn Public Schools strongly feels that all methods to slow the spread of COVID 19, including vaccinations, are the best way to promote overall health and safety in our community and the surest path to a return to in-person learning for all students.

Those with questions can contact the Superintendent’s office at (313) 827-3020.