Michigan reaches another vaccine milestone

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 06/11/2021, 2:56 PM

(LANSING, Mich.) As of Friday June 11th, 60 percent of Michiganders over the age of 16 have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer's office says that Michigan has given out more shots per 100,000 people than other states including Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and Georgia. 

Whitmer released a statement Friday about Michigan hitting the 60 percent mark for first shots administered. 

Thanks to every Michigander who stepped up to keep themselves, their family, and their community safe,” said Whitmer. “We can all feel a sense of optimism thanks to the tireless efforts of countless frontline workers who put their own safety on the line to keep the rest of us going. And we are tremendously grateful to the medical community who kept us all safe and created the safe, effective vaccines, all miracles of modern science. As we cross the 60% milestone in vaccinations, we are seeing cases, deaths, and hospitalizations continue to fall fast, which has helped to poise our economy for a strong recovery. I know that we can give Michigan the economic jumpstart it needs with the billions in available federal funds and our multi-billion dollar budget surplus. We will emerge from this once-in-a-century pandemic stronger than ever, and I am confident that we can make lasting, transformative investments in our schools, small businesses, and communities to help them thrive.” 


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