The rate of vaccinations against COVID-19 has been lower than many hoped but Henry Ford Health System says it expects to vaccinate more people soon.
Michigan health officials were notified late Wednesday they will receive an additional 60,000 doses of Moderna vaccine from CVS and Walgreens, which have the vaccine stored in long-term care banks.
After a slow roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine, Detroit will begin administering the treatment to residents beginning Wednesday. It will inoculate 400 people over the age of 75 and anyone driving them over the age of 65 to start.
"Like I told Vonnie before, there is a purpose why this happened let's take advantage, do something positive out of this, and get back to normal life for everyone," her mom said. "We are praying for all the families who have lost loved ones we appreciate all of the people who reaching out to us still praying for us cope."
As health officials in Michigan temper expectations about how many citizens can get the COVID-19 vaccine, Detroit prepares to inoculate its first 400 residents.
"We are expanding eligibility. The system is working," Mayor Mike Duggan said. "We started at 75 and above and now we've lowered it to 70 years old."
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The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.
The city of Detroit is vaccinating hundreds of people in the first few days that the TCF Center is open to give vaccines and Mayor Mike Duggan says it's going to keep growing.
But Quentin Troutman says his elderly mother got disconnected and he was on hold for an hour and a half. Then was unable to get through.
President-elect Joe Biden publicly received a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, part of an ongoing effort to instill confidence in its effectiveness.
In Michigan, every county is in charge of setting up COVID-19 vaccine appointments and distributing the vaccine as the supply from Pfizer and Moderna grows.
Michigan has entered the second phase of its vaccine roll out initiative on Monday when it expands the eligibility for who can receive the two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna treatment.
Michigan is entering the second phase of its vaccine roll out initiative on Monday when it expands the eligibility for who can receive the two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna treatment.
The site was up and down as of Friday with the announcement that Beaumont will start vaccinating the 1-B category made up of people 65 and up, frontline workers, first responders and K through 12 teachers.
On Friday, 130 members of the Detroit Police Department were to get shots, kicking off the rollout where Chief Craig has been encouraging his men and women to vaccinate.
President-elect Joe Biden will release most available COVID-19 vaccine doses to speed delivery to more people, a reversal of the Trump administration policy, his office said Friday.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced she will give an update on COVID-19 on Friday, two days after advancing the state to the next phase of vaccinations.
New research suggests the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech can still work against a mutated coronavirus.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will discuss the process and plans to get more residents of Detroit the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 7.