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COVID-19 Vaccine Shortage


It may take until next year for Michigan health officials to reach their goal of inoculating three-quarters of residents over the age of 15 against COVID-19, unless more doses of vaccine are made available. 

Michigan is receiving just over 180-thousand doses of the two vaccines currently available each week. 

But Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the state could inoculate 50-thousand people a day, if it had enough vaccine. 

Whitmer had recently requested permission from the Trump Administration for Michigan to buy an additional 100-thousand doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. 

President Biden set a goal of having 100-million vaccinations during the first hundred days of his new administration. 

The federal government is also preparing to weigh whether to recommend two additional vaccines against COVID-19.