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WATCH: Kalamazoo County has 15k people on COVID-19 vaccine waiting list

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Jan 15, 2021

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo County health officials say about 15,000 people are on the county's waiting list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine - far more than they can immediately accommodate.

Because Phase 1B includes a large number of people, including individuals over 65 and some essential workers, officials say it could take months to move onto the state's next phase.

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The press conference, hosted by Kalamazoo County Government, also addressed vaccination plans in Phase 1B.

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