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Pfizer vaccine rollout plans to be finalized in Michigan


The Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine is set to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and now rollout plans are being finalized in the state.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has outlined various phases of prioritization.
Phase 1A will include health care personnel, Phase 1B will be workers in other essential industries, and Phase 1C will be for the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. Depending on the availability of the vaccine, inoculations for those groups could happen simultaneously.

Chief Medical Executive Doctor Joneigh Khaldun says after that the state is hoping to open it up to everyone.

"We hope that by late spring, we will be able to offer the vaccine to the general public," said Khaldun.

Khaldun says every hospital across the state should have the vaccine within the next two weeks. The goal is to have 70-percent of Michigan adults vaccinated by the end of next year.