FLINT TWP, MI — Genesee Health Plan continues with their efforts to fight against COVID-19 in Genesee County.
GHP is hosting a drive-thru vaccine event from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at their office’s location on 2171 S. Linden Road in Flint Township.
COVID-19 vaccines will be provided directly to community members while sitting in their vehicle.
Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for ages 12 and older, including third dose vaccines and boosters will be options provided.
An Adult Sign Language interpreter will be provided for deaf and hard of hearing attendants as well.
This week’s data reports that 52.6% of Flint residents are vaccinated, in comparison to the CDC’s recommendation of at least a 70% vaccination rate to effectively work towards the goal of herd immunity.
Local positive COVID-19 numbers, Flint has averaged 28 new confirmed cases per day and maintains a ‘medium’ risk level for the community as a whole.
Currently, Flint hospitals report having 159 adult Intensive Care Unit beds and only three are filled by COVID patients at this time.
In February, local hospitals were dealing with crippling COVID-19 numbers, totaling 236.8 daily positive cases per 100,000 compared to current new cases of 6.8 per 100,000.
Current recommendations for Genesee County are to wear a mask if you have been recently exposed to or infected with COVID or you have been told by a healthcare professional to wear a mask based on personal risk factors.
The drive-thru vaccine event will also provide additional offerings including:
-Free COVID-19 at home testing kids
-Free Naloxone kits with training
-Health care enrollment resources
Recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed and face masks/coverings will be required for all attendants.
The GHP event is made possible through local partnerships with Genesee Community Health Center and Genesee County Influenza Immunization Education Partnership.
For more information on the clinic and Genesee Health Plan resources visit: https://geneseehealthplan.org/2022/04/07/vaccine-drive-thru-4-21-22/
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