Michigan hits vaccination milestone

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 05/03/2021, 9:33 PM

(LANSING, Mich.) Half of Michiganders over the age of 16 have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. 

The announcement came Monday from the Governor's office. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer's office also said that as of Monday, seven million COVID shots have been administered in the state of Michigan. 

"As we get closer to achieving our goal of equitably vaccinating 70% of Michiganders 16 and up, we have to remember that we are still in this fight against the virus," said Governor Whitmer. "Our case count and hospitalization rates are a reminder that we must continue following basic public health protocols we know work: masks, social distancing, and hand washing. The way to put this pandemic behind us, however, is to get vaccinated. The vaccine is the most effective way to protect you, your family, and your community and get us back to normal sooner. Together, we will emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever and celebrate summer together with friends and family."

As of Monday 38 percent of Michiganders are fully vaccinated. 


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