By Bria Brown

(CBS DETROIT) –  Ford Field is set to open as an eight -week vaccination site beginning March 24.

The site, which was selected according to the CDC’s priority tool to help those hardest hit and most vulnerable, will operate from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., seven days a week, under the federal government’s vaccination pilot program. 

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The vaccine will be offered at no cost, and insurance is not required, nor will it be requested at the vaccination center. Any Michigan resident who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services vaccine prioritization guidance will be able to register for an appointment.

The site is not yet taking reservations, but specific instructions on how to book an appointment will be announced in the coming days. The most recent vaccine prioritization guidance  can be found on Michigan’s COVID-19 website. 

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Free parking will be available at the vaccination site. For those who indicate, during the registration process, they need assistance obtaining transportation to and from the vaccination site, the state is working to provide free of charge ride share options.

The facility will be managed by the State of Michigan with support from FEMA, Wayne County, the City of Detroit, Ford FieldMeijer, Henry Ford Health System, and the Lions.

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