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Frontline workers and seniors will start to get COVID-19 vaccine next week

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Michigan will begin vaccinating seniors and frontline workers such as teachers and police officers against the coronavirus next week.

Chief Medical Executive Doctor Joneigh Khaldun says the state will inoculate people quickly as possible.

“It is important however for people to be patient. We simply do not have enough vaccine for everyone in these categories to get vaccinated at all at once. And there are some places where we know there are still healthcare workers who need to be vaccinated.”

Residents who are 65 and older can make an appointment to get the vaccine starting Monday. Khaldun says Michigan is in the top five – per capita – when it comes to people in the state who have received their first dose of the vaccine.