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Family physicians’ group urges health department to expand vaccine program


A group representing thousands of Michigan family physicians is urging the state health department to expand the COVID-19 vaccination program.

Doctor Pamela Rockwell is with the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. She says individual family doctors may have better luck getting reluctant Michiganders to get the shot.

“I’ve known some patients for 30 years and they truly rely on our advice and it’s about trust.”

A state health department spokesman says primary care and family physicians are an important part of Michigan's vaccine distribution plan, but they are waiting for more vaccine supply to become available.