Detroit expands Covid vaccine eligibility to autoworkers


Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan

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DETROIT — Manufacturing employees in the city, such as autoworkers, are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine without any restrictions such as age or proof of preexisting conditions.

The expanded eligibility for Detroit manufacturing workers marks a major expansion for autoworker eligibility for vaccination following similar actions by municipalities such as Boone County in Illinois. It should assist in keeping employees safe and auto plants up and running.

The United Auto Workers union estimates at least 10,000 of its members work in Detroit. A total number of manufacturing workers living in…


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