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Chief Medical Executive Joneigh Khaldun on health care workers recieving COVID-19 vaccine

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Michigan hospitals employ over 230-thousand people and frontline health care workers in Michigan are receiving inoculations against COVID-19.

That includes emergency room doctor and state Chief Medical Executive Joneigh Khaldun.

“So the process for getting my vaccine was simple. I was asked a few questions by my nurse, and then I was given more information about the vaccine and what to expect. It took only a few seconds for me to receive the vaccine, and I did not really feel much pain from the needle.”

Khaldun says those who get vaccinated will need to get a booster shot about three weeks after the initial dose.

State health officials say the goal is to have 70% of Michigan’s adult population vaccinated by the end of next year.