The City of Sterling Heights today announced the opening of a new drive-thru vaccination facility housed inside the former Sears automotive center at Lakeside Mall. Hours for the new facility will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Opened in collaboration with partners from Macomb County, Shelby Township and Silver Pine Family Physicians, the facility will be staffed by trained health professionals from Sterling Heights Fire Department, Shelby Township Fire Department and Silver Pine. The new site is currently dedicated to vaccinating Macomb County residents and workers aged 60 years and older but will begin serving other eligible populations as they are identified.
This is the second community-based vaccination site to open in Sterling Heights. The Sterling Heights Senior Center community-based site was opened up in February in collaboration with Macomb County and SMART, offering free transportation to the site for those in need.
“The addition of the Lakeside Mall Drive-Thru location is going to be instrumental in allowing us to more quickly reach herd immunity,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor. “We are now prepared to handle the larger groups of residents who continue to become eligible for vaccination as more doses become available. This drive-thru vaccination site can process a higher volume of vaccinations than walk-up sites and provides additional safety and convenience. I’m incredibly proud of our City’s leadership, especially those in our fire department, for pulling this complex project together so swiftly.”
“I am thrilled to announce yet another vaccination clinic in Macomb County,” said County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “With the strong support of our public safety partners like here in Sterling Heights, we have increased our ability to get shots in arms by more than 2,000 per week.”
The Lakeside Mall Drive-Thru vaccination site is open by appointment only and does not accept walk-ins. Appointments for this location can be made on the county's online scheduler at macombgov.org/covidvaccine. Appointments for this location and all other Macomb County vaccine centers are added to the online scheduler on a daily basis.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccinations, visit macomb.org/vaccinecentral.