Michigan 9th in country for total vaccines administered

Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 5:13 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WNDU) - Officials in Michigan gave an update Wednesday afternoon on the state’s fight against coronavirus.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the state is making progress on its goal of equitably vaccinating 70 percent of Michiganders ages 16 and up.

To date, the state has administered over 1.6 million vaccines, and officials say that number is growing by the minute.

“Michigan is ninth nationwide for total vaccines administered, and we are ramping up our efforts to get second shots in arms while prioritizing our frontline workers, educators, veterans and elderly population. Our goal remains 50,000 shots a day. We have hit that goal on several occasions. Once we get enough vaccines, we will hit it every day,” Whitmer said.

Currently, Michigan residents age 65 and older are eligible to be vaccinated.

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