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White House: U.S. to open COVID-19 vaccination site in Detroit, launch call center for vaccine appointments

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By Jaimy Lee

White House officials said Friday that the Biden administration plans to open a new vaccination site at Ford Field in Detroit, similar to ones in Atlanta and Cleveland, among other locations. The vaccination center will be managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the ability to provide approximately 6,000 shots per day. The announcement follows President Joe Biden's speech on Thursday, in which he said [l:all American adults will be eligible|https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-covid-death-toll-tops-530-000-as-biden-pledges-vaccines-for-all-by-may-1-11615563921%7CNEW] to get a vaccine by May 1. During Friday's White House briefing, officials also said the federal government plans to launch a national website to identify vaccine sites as well as a call center for people who do not have internet access or are less comfortable booking appointments online to ensure they can still sign up for a shot.

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