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Health Department administering 490 doses of COVID-19 daily

At least 90 % of doses used every week
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Posted at 2:37 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 14:38:28-05

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The flow of COVID-19 vaccine doses into Kent County has been steady for the past few weeks, and the Health Department says they are consistently using them up.

The Kent County Health Department says they are now administering 490 shots of the vaccine each day. A spokesperson tells FOX 17 that the department is using at least 90 percent of each shipment within a week of receiving it.

Doing the math, that means that up to 3,800 doses of the vaccine could be available through the Kent County Health Department each week.

The department says the 90 percent threshold is a goal from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources.

Appointments for the vaccine are booked through the end of January. New appointment opportunities will be posted to the department's website.

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