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For Immediate Release

Contact: Kaitlynn Riley, Coordinator, Marketing and Business Development

Telephone: 734-458-4276

Email: kriley2@primehealthcare.com

Garden City Hospital Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations for Wayne County Per Michigan Vaccination Group Guidelines

Garden City, MI – January 22, 2021, The State of Michigan recently announced the early expansion of COVID-19 vaccines to its next vaccination group, including seniors 65 and over and some frontline essential workers. Garden City Hospital, part of Prime Healthcare in Wayne County, Michigan is providing community vaccinations.

Starting today, individuals who meet current Michigan vaccine guidelines can schedule their appointment using the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A48A4AB2EABFD0-gchfamily. Due to high call volumes, we are asking individuals to please refer to our vaccine information page at www.gch.org/covid19vaccine for more information. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic is located in our Medical Office Building, 6255 Inkster Road Garden City, MI 48135, Monday-Friday, during appointment times of 8:00 am–4:30 pm. At this time, we are distributing the Pfizer vaccine. We have obtained 1,000 doses for the community and have opened appointment slots based on this availability. As more doses become available to us, we will continue to add more appointments. We appreciate your patience.

Individuals must bring their driver’s license or another form of identification and their insurance information (if available) to their vaccine appointment. Vaccination is covered for those without insurance. Prior to vaccination, individuals are encouraged to review the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ Sheet and V-Safe Information Sheet available on our website, gch.org. Garden City Hospital also recommends individuals who have concerns or questions on whether they should be vaccinated to please contact their family doctor prior to scheduling their appointment. Second dose appointments will be scheduled during the first dose appointment.

For more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and distribution in Michigan, please visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. Please visit www.gch.org/covid19vaccine for updates on vaccination at Garden City Hospital.

About Garden City Hospital: Garden City Hospital, a part of Prime Healthcare, is a community hospital with a full range of services. GCH has provided over 73 years of caring to the residents of western Wayne County, Michigan. Over the past few years, the hospital has been recognized nationally through quality awards such as the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and other five-star quality awards from Healthgrades for Hip Fracture Treatment, Pacemaker Procedures, and Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2021. Garden City Hospital has also achieved the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award has been named a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for Heart Failure and COPD and is a BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip & Knee Replacement and Maternity Care. Learn more at www.gch.org.

About Prime Healthcare: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 46 acute-care hospitals providing nearly 45,000 jobs in 14 states. Fifteen of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 47 times and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and Prime is the only “10 Top Health System” west of the Mississippi. Prime Healthcare hospitals are annually recognized as “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.