Southfield, MI. March 29, 2023 — With support from the American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, community organizations are offering free COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines at three local upcoming events.

COVID-19 immunity doesn’t last forever; the updated vaccine is necessary to restore protection. The new bivalent booster helps prevent serious illness from the Omicron variants and the original COVID-19 strain. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death.

Eligible individuals include anyone 12 and older who received their last COVID-19 booster prior to September 2022 and prior to October for young children. The bivalent vaccine should be a priority for anyone with a chronic health condition, who is over the age of 50 or anyone who is pregnant.

Event registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome.

Event Dates and Locations
Wednesday, March 29, 6am - 11am
Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO)

12048 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48204

Saturday 4/1/23, 7pm – 8:30pm
Champions of the Dance Floor

Ford Performing Arts Center Lobby
15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

Saturday 4/8/23, 11am – 1pm
Detroit Health Department Public Health Week

Detroit Police Department 11th Precinct
5100 Nevada Ave, Detroit, MI 48234


Additional Covid Vaccine Info
Vaccine locations can also be found at Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is encouraged to call to their doctor to ask if they are eligible to get Paxlovid. Paxlovid is an anti-viral medication that can stop the virus from multiplying in the body so patients will have fewer symptoms for a shorter time. However, Paxlovid is most effective in the first few days. The treatment is widely available but requires a doctor’s prescription.


About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.  


For Media Inquiries:
Sarah Rood, Communications Director
Cell: 734.626.8237, Email:
For Public Inquiries: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721) and

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