Michigan surpasses 1 million administered COVID-19 vaccine doses

COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 4:36 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 16:36:54-05

LANSING, Mich. — The state of Michigan has administered more than one million COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Monday afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced.

That makes the state the seventh in the nation.

“Michigan is ramping up vaccine distribution and doing everything we can to reach our goal of 50,000 shots in arms per day,” Whitmer said. “Reaching this milestone is good news for our families, frontline workers and small business owners, but there is more work to do. My administration is working closely with the federal government to help us get the supply we need to reach our goal and return to the normalcy we crave. I ask for patience from Michiganders as our frontline workers work around the clock to administer vaccines.”

Whitmer also called on the Michigan Legislature to pass the MI COVID Relief Plan she announced last week, which would appropriate $90 million in federal funding to ramping up vaccine distribution.

“I am also ready to work with the Michigan Legislature in a bipartisan way to pass the MI COVID Relief plan focused on vaccine distribution, supporting small businesses and getting our kids back in school safely,” Whitmer said. “Ending this pandemic requires that we put partisanship aside and roll up our sleeves together. Let’s get to work.”

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and MDHHS chief deputy for health, said one of the most important things Michiganders can do right now is make a plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them.

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