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Wayne County, Mich. - In response to the recently discovered elevated levels of lead in the City of Wayne's municipal water, Wayne County is partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide free water filters to all effected residents.

"The safety of residents is always a top priority for me; even more so when the health of our children is at jeopardy. Lead exposure has been proven to have serious and lasting effects on children, creating the urgent need for action and resources," said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans.

Residents affected by elevated lead levels can pick up their free water filter(s) on Saturday, October 16th at Wayne County's Health Administration Building (HAB), 33030 Van Born Rd, Wayne, MI 48184 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This is a drive-thru service; residents should enter the HAB garage from Venoy Road and exit onto Van Born Road.

Lead Testing, Covid-19 Vaccinations & Other Immunizations Will Also be Available

In addition to water filter pick up, residents can also take advantage of the county's walk-in clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations. For residents wishing to receive a COVID vaccine first or second dose, vaccines are available for all of the vaccine manufacturers. In addition, booster shots of the, the Pfizer vaccination will be available for:

o Immunocompromised residents ages 12 years of age or older; and

o Priority Population aged 65 years and older; aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings; and aged 18-64 years with underlying medical conditions, at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting

Walk-in childhood back-to-school immunizations will also be available, which includes Measles (MMR), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicells (MMRV), Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (tDAP), Chicken Pox, Haemophilus Influenzae (HIB), Hepatitis A (Hep A) ,Hepatitis B (Hep B), Human Papillomavirus (HPV9), Polio, Meningitis Vaccine (MCV4). On-site lead testing for children age 6 months to 6 years and adults as well as seasonal flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years will also be available.