DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers, McLaren Health Care and Meijer today announced the upcoming launch of a COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic at the Fox Theatre in The District Detroit.
The clinic will open on Tuesday, June 8, and continue through the ensuing weekend series against the Chicago White Sox (full list below). Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available, and fans receiving a vaccine will also receive a voucher good for two tickets to either that day’s Tigers game or an upcoming game at Comerica Park, and a $10 Meijer coupon. Parking for those being vaccinated will be validated at the Fox Theatre Garage, located at 50 W. Montcalm St.
The pop-up clinic will open three hours before first pitch, and operate through the third inning, or one hour after the game begins. Interested fans are encouraged to schedule online in advance at tigers.com/vaccine, or by calling the McLaren COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at (810) 344-4050 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Walks-ups will also be welcomed, but scheduling in advance is highly encouraged to ensure availability.
“We are thrilled to team up with our friends at McLaren Health Care and Meijer to host next week’s vaccination pop-up at the Fox Theatre,” said Chris Granger, Group President, Sports & Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “There’s light at the end of the tunnel, but for us to completely emerge from this pandemic, there is still a need for more people to be vaccinated. We encourage our fans to head downtown to receive their vaccines, and to walk across the street to join us for a great day of Tigers baseball at Comerica Park.”
Vaccines are free, and insurance is not required. Individuals 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine as a first or second dose, and can schedule their second dose at a Meijer location near them. (Children under the age of 18 receiving the Pfizer vaccine must have consent from a parent or guardian.)
Individuals 18 and older are eligible to receive either the Pfizer vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“McLaren Health Care is delighted to further our partnership with the Detroit Tigers by providing easy, convenient access to the COVID-19 vaccine for all members of the communities we serve,” said Barton Buxton, PhD, President and CEO of McLaren Health Management Group and chair of McLaren Health Care’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. “We strongly encourage those who have yet to be vaccinated to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.”
“This is just the latest example of how Meijer Pharmacists and team members in stores are collaborating with local partners to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine and find new ways to help keep our communities safe,” Meijer Pharmacy Vice President Jason Beauch said. “This event will bring us yet another step closer to ending this pandemic while providing an opportunity to experience the excitement of seeing a ball game at Comerica Park.” Those
With three weeks required between the first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine, those choosing that option will be able to receive their second shot at a participating Meijer location. For more information, visit tigers.com/vaccine.
About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. For more information about the Tigers and the Ilitch Companies visit Tigers.com, DistrictDetroit.com and IlitchCompanies.com.
About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 640,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 110,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at www.mclaren.org.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 257 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.