The city of Detroit is hoping to push vaccination numbers up by sending teams door-to-door throughout neighborhoods to promote walk-in sites.
Detroit Health Department teams began fanning out Saturday and on Monday started ramping up efforts in six neighborhoods surrounding recreation centers, a community resource center and a church where vaccinations are being provided.
So far, canvassers have knocked on 4,936 doors through Monday, according to the city.
Each visit to a home is recorded into a database and teams are hanging flyers about the vaccination sites at entrances to residences.
“We are knocking on doors because we want to get the word about our walk-in locations and make it easy for everyone to take advantage of these life-saving vaccines,” Detroit Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair said in a release.
The Detroit Health Department initially started mass vaccinations in the parking garage of the TCF convention center downtown but