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State releases preliminary timeline for COVID-19 vaccinations

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Posted at 8:36 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 08:36:29-05

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released a preliminary timeline for COVID-19 vaccinations in the state.

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They began vaccinations in December 2020 with critical health care workers and then moved on to long-term care residents and staff.

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On Monday, the state then moved to phase 1B of vaccinations which included frontline workers, first responders, teachers, and those who are ages 65 and up.

According to the timeline, other essential frontline workers and people between the ages of 16-64, phase 1C, could happen by May, and last through the late summer and early fall.

After that, the state said all remaining essential workers will get vaccinated, which could begin by July through the end of the year, and finally, phase 2 is anyone aged 16 or older, which could begin by August.

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