(Troy, Michigan) – Disability Network Oakland & Macomb and Honor Community Health will host a special COVID-19 vaccine clinic taking place at 1709 John R Road in Troy on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Disability Network Oakland & Macomb (DNOM) is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic that aims to provide a comfortable environment for adults ages 18+ facing physical, developmental and/or emotional barriers that have prevented them from receiving the vaccine at larger sites. “We have received calls from numerous families who have been unable to find a resource that allows their family members to feel safe” says Chip Werner, DNOM Community Relations Director.

The organization has partnered with Honor Community Health to host a drive-thru and limited quantity in-person event from 10:00am – 3:00pm, with a target of 50 vaccinations. Werner notes “we have taken a variety of steps to enhance access including transportation support for Macomb and Oakland county residents, advanced scheduling, semi-private vaccination areas and other accessible measures to promote a calm space that reduces anxiety and sensory concerns. Our goal is to create a comfortable environment that is safe for all”.

The vaccine distribution will take place Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at Disability Network Oakland & Macomb in Troy, Michigan. This is a free event, however, reservations are required to create an equitable experience for all and avoid over-crowding. DNOM and Honor Community Health have created opportunities to choose either the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Participants may also choose to remain in their vehicle during drive-thru vaccinations or enter DNOM’s facility. “We recognize the importance of creating a soothing space and have thus created a fragrance-free environment that also recognizes the impact of visual and audible triggers” said Werner.

Honor Community Health does not require payment, identification or insurance information to vaccinate. DNOM will is available to coordinate transportation for Macomb and Oakland county residents facing travel barriers. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/dnom51221 to register. You can also call Disability Network Oakland & Macomb at 586-268-4160 or email cwerner@dnom.org for more information.

Disability Network Oakland & Macomb is committed to promoting inclusion for all by breaking down barriers and opening paths towards independence and personal choice through resources, advocacy, information, support, and education.

[CTA: http://bit.ly/dnom51221, 586-268-4160, cwerner@dnom.org]

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