Whitmer Doubles Michigan's Daily Vaccination Goal To 100,000

Mar 31, 2021

Michigan Gov. Whitmer visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Battle Creek on Mar. 26, 2021.
Credit Photo provided by the State of Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is doubling Michigan's daily COVID-19 vaccination goal to 100,000 shots. She cites continuous week-over-week increases in allotments and an expanded number of providers that can administer doses. She calls vaccinations safe, effective and essential to getting the country back to normal. Michigan's direct allotment of doses will total about 620,000 next week, a record. That is 12%, or roughly 66,000, more than this week and includes a substantial boost in the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Michigan, which is facing a third surge in cases, had the country's second-highest per-capita rate over the past week.