FLINT TWP, MI – Genesee Health Plan continues its efforts to combat COVID-19 in Genesee County.

GHP is hosting a drive-through vaccination event from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at their office location at 2171 S. Linden Road in Flint Township.

COVID-19 vaccines will be provided directly to community members seated in their vehicles.

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 also be available for deaf and hard of hearing assistants.

Data this week indicates that 52.6% of Flint residents are vaccinated, compared to the CDC’s recommendation of at least 70% vaccination rates to effectively work toward the herd immunity goal.

Local COVID-19 positive 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 currently occupied by COVID patients.

In February, local hospitals were facing crippling COVID-19 numbers, totaling 236.8 daily positive cases per 100,000, compared to 6.8 current new cases per 100,000.

Current recommendations for Genesee County are to wear a mask if you have recently been exposed to or infected with COVID or have been told by a healthcare professional to wear a mask based on personal risk factors.

The drive-thru vaccination event will also feature additional offers, including:

-Free Mask

– Free COVID-19 home test for children

-Free Naloxone kits with training

-Health Care Enrollment Resources

Recommended safety guidelines for COVID-19 will be followed and masks/coverings will be required for all attendants.

The GHP event is made possible through local partnerships with the Genesee Community Health Center and the Genesee County Influenza Immunization Education Partnership.

For more information about the Genesee Health Plan clinic and resources, visit: https://geneseehealthplan.org/2022/04/07/vaccine-drive-thru-4-21-22/

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