Michigan can vaccinate 80K people a day, but supply limited

COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 1:32 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 13:32:00-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State health officials say Michigan has capacity to vaccinate up to 80,000 people a day but the supply of COVID-19 doses, while higher in recent weeks, remains limited.

They said Friday that their goal is to ensure no one has to travel more than 20 minutes to a vaccination site in the pandemic.

A priority is allocating doses to areas based on factors such as poverty, lack of transportation and crowded housing — correlating to places hard hit when the pandemic struck last spring, such as Detroit.