Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says the city will vaccinate 5,000 residents a day when Covid-19 mRNA vaccines become available in December.
Duggan said the process will be a huge undertaking, but he's confident they will vaccinate all residents. "To get the vaccinations out we're going to have to vaccinate 5,000 a day just in Detroit," Duggan said, according to the Detroit News.
"You think about the city of Detroit with 700,000 people. If you were able to vaccinate 5,000 a day, you're still talking three or four months," Duggan said.
He said large city structures such as the TCF Center and large parking structures will be used to do large-scale vaccinations during the winter months.
A new study shows two-thirds of all Detroit residents say they will not take the vaccine -- even if it’s free.
According to the study, nearly two-thirds of Detroiters say they are unlikely to get the coronavirus vaccine.
The numbers are higher among the Black and Hispanic communities, where nearly 80% say there is no chance they will take the vaccine.
Health experts who authored the study blame the hesitation on a longstanding mistrust of the U.S. government.