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The goal of the Immunization Program is to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases that affect people of all ages in Detroit. We work to make immunization services accessible and increase the number of Detroit children who get needed vaccines on schedule. We participate in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, and do outreach and education in the community on why vaccines are important. 

Detroit Health Department's Immunizations Program provides two Immunizations clinics that administer vaccines for both children and adults.  At these clinics you will be able to get a history of your shot records (upon request) and receive vaccine education upon the receipt of service.

Hours of Operation

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

9:00 am – 6:00 pm  – Wednesday 


Samaritan Center
5555 Conner
Detroit, MI 48213
(313) 410-8142

The Family Place
8726 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 410-7803

Non-Medical Waiver Information

In December, 2014, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved a new educational requirement for Michigan parents opting their children out of getting vaccinated before entering school and child care centers. The new rule was effective January 1, 2015 and required the parents/guardians who want to claim a non-medical waiver to receive education from the Detroit Health Department.

This education is offered at our Family Place clinic located at 8726 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. Please call (313) 410-7803 to make an appointment.

Vaccines for Children

The VFC Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule. These vaccines protect babies, young children, and adolescents from the following 16 diseases:

  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
  • Influenza
  • Diphtheria
  • Haemophillis Influenza type B (HIB)
  • Polio
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Shingles (Zostavax)
  • Tetanus
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pertussis
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Tetanus Hepatitis B

To learn more about the VFC Program, visit www.michigan.gov/vfc.

Health care providers interested in enrolling in the VFC program, please call (313) 456-4427.

Contact Information

To get vaccines for your child, call (313) 410-8142