(UKTN DETROIT) –Governor Gretchen Whitmer increased Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccination target from 50,000 to 100,000 shots per day on Wednesday.
“Michigan is make great progress during our deployment COVID-19 vaccines continues its rise in power,Whitmer said.
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The new goal is based on the state’s successful efforts to expand the equitable and efficient administration of vaccines by partnering with private and public organizations in communities across the state, and is made possible by continuous increases week to week the number of vaccines allocated to the state of Michigan.
The governor’s office said that for 38 days, the state had met or exceeded its initial goal of administering 50,000 vaccines per day.
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As of March 31, Michigan had administered 4,207,102 vaccines.
“The state is working hand in hand with health care systems, local health departments, federally approved health centers, primary care providers and others to get Michiganders vaccinated with the vaccine. Safe and effective COVID-19 as quickly as possible, ”said Dr Joneigh Khaldun, Medical Director and Deputy Chief Health Officer. “Providers have administered over four million doses in just four months and we commend and appreciate their willingness to serve their communities, and we are confident that they will meet and exceed the new target of 100,000 injections per day.”
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