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Health Officer Linda Vail on Health care workers in Ingham County

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Nearly a thousand health care workers in Ingham County are getting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine every week.

Health Officer Linda Vail says so far, the state has provided her department with 975 doses of vaccine a week. They’re getting an extra dose out of some vials.

She says the staff and the schedule would allow for more.

“We did ask for the double, 1,950 doses this week, and didn’t get it, but we will be asking again, and I’ve also made a few phone calls.”

Those doses are going to health care providers in places like outpatient clinics and dental offices.

Ingham County has reported nearly 180 COVID-19 deaths. Sparrow and McLaren Hospitals currently have 161 confirmed or suspected cases.