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Detroit pushes for COVID-19 vaccines, boosters as city hospitalization rises

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Tuesday urged Detroiters to get vaccinated against COVID-19, warning that the number of residents being hospitalized with the virus is rising rapidly and that “we need to address this today.”

The mayor noted during a morning news conference on COVID-19 at Detroit’s public safety headquarters that while he has had “absolutely no conversation” about vaccine mandates for union or civil servants, he is likely to fire shots for his mayoral appointees in the coming weeks.

Detroit health officials joined Dugan on Tuesday to emphasize that COVID-19 vaccines and boosters will be offered six days a week at all city-operated vaccination sites.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was joined on Tuesday by Denise Fair Razo, Detroit's Chief Public Health Officer, to discuss an increase in hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Detroit and to urge residents to use vaccines and boosters. to get.

Duggan said Michigan is, as expected, “now at the center of the spread of COVID-19” during flu season and that the number of Detroiters in hospital beds has doubled in recent weeks. If it doubles again in the next three weeks, the city could see its biggest problem since spring 2020, he said.

“If you haven’t done it by now (vaccinated), you should keep going,” he said.