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Munson Healthcare says workers are eager to get vaccine

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Northern Michigan hospital leaders say many of their staff are eager to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Munson Health System says they began vaccinating frontline workers on Friday. Some of their hospitals have received their second shipments of the Pfizer vaccine. The first shipment of the Moderna vaccine is expected today.

Matt Wille is the President and CEO of Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

"Whenever I’ve gone to the vaccine clinic and I’ve asked people ‘hey, what are you hearing from your colleagues? What’s their kind of willingness to have this?’, Overwhelmingly there is a desire to get it versus than a desire to wait and see."

So far, Munson Healthcare has vaccinated more than 22-hundred staff members.  They say they still don’t know when vaccines will be available to the general public, but they plan to publicize it widely when it is.