GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Workers at the Kent County Health Department celebrated on Friday, not just because of the end of the work week, but for the 20,000th dose of the COVID vaccine administered there.
Shelly Grissom from Grand Rapids received the dose around 10:30 a.m. along with a crown and balloons. She said it was an early birthday gift. Her birthday comes Monday, February 22.
The milestone come just over 2 months after the clinic at 700 Fuller NE opened its doors.
As of Friday, February 19, 136,000 doses have been administered across Kent County including more than 85,000 first doses, and over 50,000 second doses.
“This is a significant moment in Kent County, not just for our clinic at KCHD but for everyone who lives in Kent County,” says Dr. Adam London, Director at KCHD. “Everyday we are one step closer to containing this virus and getting back to our normal lives."
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