Michigan vaccine goal: 100,000 shots per day

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 03/31/2021, 8:47 AM
Edited: 04/10/2021, 9:50 PM
(LANSING, Mich.) Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the state will now aim to vaccinate 100,000 per day. The announcement of this goal comes after President Joe Biden's administration agreed to increase the number of vaccine doses allocated to Michigan. Michigan will get an additional 66,020 vaccine doses next week putting the total number of vaccines for the week at 620,040. That will be the highest allocation of vaccines Michigan has received in a single week. 147,800 of those vaccines will be the single shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. This news comes as Michigan's positive COVID-19 cases have increased throughout the month of March. So far, Michigan has administered 4,207,102 shots. According to Governor Whitmer's office the state has given out at least 50,000 COVID vaccinations a day for the past 38 days. 'The safe, effective vaccines are one of the best ways to protect you and your family from coronavirus, and they are essential to getting our country back to normal so we can hug our families, get back to work, send our kids to school, and get together again," said Governor Whitmer. "These new, higher vaccine targets are a testament to what we can do together, and we need to meet them so we can keep rebuilding our economy." Michigan's goal is to vaccinate 70 percent of residents ages 16 and older as soon as possible.


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