More drive through clinics on Lapeer County schedule
TRI-CITY AREA — COVID-19 infection numbers continue to fall precipitously in both Lapeer and St. Clair counties.
The number of new cases in Lapeer County fell by more than half between June 1-7 with just 16 reported during that time, compared to 37 between May 25-31. St. Clair County’s new case count was just 63, compared to 124 the week prior.
Lapeer County’s positive test rate stood at 2.1 percent as of June 7 and St. Clair’s was 3.0 percent. At the height of the third wave of the pandemic in April, Lapeer County’s rate was 21.7 percent and St. Clair’s was 31.3 percent.
In the past week, Lapeer County recorded just one COVID death, bringing its total to 199 and St. Clair saw five, bringing its total to 415.
Ways to get vaccinated
In Lapeer County, summer drive through events continue to be offered. All are open to the public, age 12 and above. Participants will have their choice of Pfizer or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Parents must be present for anyone 12-17 years-old to be vaccinated.
Remaining clinics in the Tri-City area include:
•June 21 at Dryden Elementary/St. Cornelius Church from 3-7 p.m.
•June 28 at Imlay City High School from 3-7 p.m.
•July 12 at Dryden Elementary/St. Cornelius Church from 3-7 p.m.
•July 26 at The Bells in Almont from 3-7 p.m.
•August 16 at the Bells in Almont from 3-7 p.m.
Visit www.lapeercountyweb.org for more information and registration details.
The Lapeer County Health Department continues to offer walk in clinics at their offices in Lapeer on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In St. Clair County, appointments can be self-scheduled at the St. Clair County Health Department’s Main Office location via www.scchealth.co or by calling the Health Department 810-987-5300 or the COVID-19 Informational Hotline 810-966-4163.
Vaccine selections will include Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.