Whitmer requests to buy more COVID-19 vaccine doses

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 01/11/2021, 3:47 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(LANSING, Mich.) Governor Gretchen Whitmer's office announced Monday that she has requested to buy up to 100,000 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed in Michigan. According to the Whitmer's office, she sent a letter to Alex Azar, the secretary for the United States Department of Health and Human Services asking for permission to purchase those vaccine doses. In the letter sent to Azar Whitmer wrote, "We remain ready to accelerate distribution to get doses into arms. Toward that end, I am writing to request permission for the State of Michigan to make a one-time purchase of up to 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine directly from Pfizer to be distributed and administered consistent with CDC guidelines and the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine.” The governor's office also says that new data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists Michigan in the top 15 states for distribution of the vaccine. If you would like to read the full letter sent to Azar by Whitmer, you can view it at: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIEOG/2021/01/11/file_attachments/1645199/Letter,%20Gov.%20Whitmer%20to%20Sec.%20Azar%20%281.11.21%29.pdf.


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