LANSING, Mich. — The state of Michigan has reached its latest milestone in COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the Michigan governor’s office.
We’re told the state has administered its two millionth dose today.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released a statement in light of the occasion, saying that a lot of work is left to be done, but the state is on track to vaccinating 70% of its residents aged 16 and older.
Read Governor Whitmer’s full statement:
“As of today, over two million doses of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Michigan, keeping us on track to reach our goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders 16 and up. My administration will continue working closely with the Biden administration to help us ramp up our supply so we can return to the normalcy we all crave as soon as possible.
"I want to thank our tireless frontline health care workers who are working around the clock to administer these life-saving shots so people can get back to work and our kids can get back to in-person learning. I also want to call on the Michigan Legislature to pass the MI COVID Recovery Plan which allocates federal funds to boost our vaccination efforts and expand testing and lab capacity.
"Ending this pandemic requires us to utilize every resource we have, and every day we do not pass this plan we are leaving billions on the table. This is an incredible milestone, but we still have a lot of work to do. Let’s get to it.”