Thursday, March 4, 2021

4,500 call mayor’s office to schedule virus vaccinations

While all the appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations in Westland have been filled, those who were unsuccessful in scheduling inoculations this week will be put on the list for the next Wayne County clinic in the city.

Officials said more than 4,500 calls were handled in Westland from those older than 65 attempting to secure an appointment either Monday or yesterday at the VistaTech Center at Schoolcraft College. The calls for appointments were directed to the office of Mayor William R. Wild who praised his staff for handling the 4,500 calls.

Following registration for a vaccination, seniors were called to set an appointment until all the available slots were filled.

Wayne County personnel administered the Moderna vaccine and those who received the inoculations will be scheduled for a second dose on either March 29 or March 31, officials said. The city will be maintaining the list even after this vaccination event and will continue to add names to it as residents register.  As more doses become available, Westland will schedule additional clinics until the entire senior population that chooses to be vaccinated has been vaccinated, officials said in a prepared statement. 

The event was offered for residents as another option to receive a vaccine for the Coronavirus. Residents are still encouraged to first contact their healthcare provider directly to ask them about getting vaccinated.. Availability through hospital systems, health care providers and the Veteran's Administration is changing daily, Wayne County officials said, and residents are encouraged to keep trying to secure a vaccination appointment.

“Our team has been working closely with Wayne County CEO Warren Evans who has assured us that our community will receive a sufficient supply of the vaccine, based on availability,” commented Wild. “We will continue to keep our residents updated with new developments as they occur. This includes vaccinating other segments of the population which will be determined by the Wayne County Health Department.”

Visit as it has been updated with the latest and most important information from Wayne County, the State of Michigan, and the CDC regarding vaccinations and responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, city officials advised. “That is also the easiest and most convenient way to sign up for vaccination clinic events,” they added.