Posted Nov. 11, 2020
To help safeguard residents from COVID-19 and the flu during the Holiday months, Wayne County will now offer flu vaccine in addition to its continued weekend drive-thru COVID-19 testing. The remaining drive-thru testing sites, coordinated through the Wayne County Public Health Division, has been a pro-active point of service for Wayne County residents during the pandemic; with the addition of flu shots, more residents can get all basis covered in one stop.
“To push back the combined health risk of COVID-19 and the Flu, our Public Health Division has ramped up its response to provide additional opportunities to safeguard the health of our residents and reduce spread of COVID-19.” said Wayne County Executive, Warren C. Evans.
The upcoming Weekend Drive-Thru sites include:
· INKSTER, November 14 and 15, 10 am – 3 pm, Dozier Recreation Center, 2025 Middlebelt Road
· WOODHAVEN, November 21 and 22, 10 am – 3 pm, Woodhaven Recreation Center, 23101 Hall Road
· HARPER WOODS, December 5 and 6, 10 am – 3 pm, Harper Woods High School, 20225 Beaconsfield Street
The free COVID-19 testing offered at the drive-thru sites offer a minimal-contact experience with diagnostic, nasal swabs administered with individuals remaining in the vehicle. The sites are open to all residents over the age of five-years of age for COVID-19 testing and over two-years of age for the flu shot. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. No pre-registration is needed to receive testing. Also, no insurance or doctor’s order is required.
This COVID-19 testing plan serves as a complement to the weekday testing hosted by Garden City Hospital. This test site has been open and operational since early June. The testing hours are Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 2:30 PM.
“We are stepping up to prevent spread of COVID-19 and Flu during the holiday months with enhanced drive-thru offerings,” said Wayne County Public Health Officer, Carol Austerberry. “We also will provide recommendations to celebrate Thanksgiving safely.”
“Both COVID-19 and Flu have similar symptoms, so if you must gather, please wear your masks and socially distance to keep safe from both flu and COVID-19.” said Austerberry.
For more information residents can call 734-287-7870, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM or 2-1-1 for information 24-hour, 7-days a week or by visiting the COVID-19 information page at http://www.waynecounty.com/covid19.